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Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter examines the role of mentoring in continuing professional education from a critical perspective, addressing informal and formal mentoring relationships while highlighting their potential to encourage critical reflection, learning, and coconstruction of knowledge.
Descriptors: Mentors, Informal Education, Professional Continuing Education, Role Perception
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Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
This chapter presents one faculty member's narrative in which academic research, teaching, advising, and mentoring coalesced into an activist agenda for transformative learning and social justice.
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Social Justice, Transformative Learning, Educational Research
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Findsen, Brian – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
This chapter focuses on religious institutions or the institutionalized church as an environment where older adults commonly engage as learners, primarily from a spiritual dimension but also within a secular context. It emphasizes the agency of older adults who learn in this specific cultural context in a range of modes for diverse purposes. While…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Religious Factors, Cultural Context, Older Adults
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Daloz, Laurent A. Parks – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
There is both gain and loss in early male formation: men gain a certain clarity, power, and even vision in their separateness, yet may pay the cost in mutuality, responsiveness, and connectedness. Mentors can help men heal their connectivity deficit while retaining the strengths of their distinctiveness by reminding them that they have within…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship
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Grable, John E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Innovation in doctoral degree program development and delivery provides an effective counterpoint to the expert-apprentice model established in the Middle Ages. The author outlines the importance of innovation in reaching adult learners and describes an innovative hybrid PhD program designed to allow aspiring doctoral adult-age students to pursue…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Doctoral Degrees
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Pappas, James P.; Jerman, Jerry – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
What lies ahead for nontraditional doctorate programs? What issues should concern administrators, faculty, and scholars? Faculty and administrators raised concerns that the marketplace demand for "nontraditional doctoral programs" would pollute the academic purity and sanctity of traditional programs. The authors provide some considerations for…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Trend Analysis
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Wang, Jia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
Although the value of social capital for organization and individual career success is widely recognized, gender as a moderator in the building of social capital in organizational settings has not received adequate research attention. This chapter looks at how professional women use one aspect of social capital--networks--to assist with their…
Descriptors: Females, Social Capital, Career Development, Work Environment
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Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
This article examines practical problems encountered in mentoring adult learners in higher education through stories of ethical dilemmas. Each incident illustrates the power that mentors possess and the ethical challenges of using this power to help or hurt proteges. Each example addresses an aspect of such power; the power to remove oneself as a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Ethics
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Rossiter, Marsha – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
The possible selves construct is presented as a useful and largely untapped perspective on adult learning. Special attention is given to the role of educational helping relationships in fostering positive possible selves among adult learners.
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Fletcher, Sarah – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
This chapter explores how incorporating the possible selves construct within a supportive and challenging mentoring relationship can assist in personal and professional growth. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Mentors, Professional Development
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Burgess, Kimberly R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
This chapter focuses on the role of online educators as mentors and addresses the potential impact of a mentoring relationship on the development and persistence of adult learners in the online medium.
Descriptors: Mentors, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Adult Basic Education
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Cozolino, Louis; Sprokay, Susan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2006
This chapter is an introduction to how the learning process changes the brain, with special attention to the facilitative role of the adult educator/mentor.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Educators, Brain, Neurological Organization
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Johnson, Sandra – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2006
Social cognitive neuroscience can offer a scientific framework for developmental learning in the mentor-learner relationship.
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Mentors, Teacher Student Relationship, Developmental Stages
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Gardella, Lorrie Greenhouse; Candales, Barbara A.; Ricardo-Rivera, Jose – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2005
As adult Latina/Latino students advanced from a community college to a four-year college, a transition course and mentoring program engaged students and educators in a reciprocal process of change. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Mentors, Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Higher Education
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Zachary, Lois J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2002
Presents a set of reflection questions for educators preparing to mentor others, related to the phases of the mentoring relationship: preparing, negotiating, enabling, and coming to closure. (Contains 14 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Faculty Development, Individual Development, Mentors
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