An exploration of mentorship between adults in the public schools
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to identify and determine the nature of the mentoring process that occurred naturally between adults in a public school setting. The major focus was on school-based personnel, primarily teachers. Chapter I explained the major concepts, limitations, and definitions dealt with by the study. The literature related to mentor and mentoring was examined in Chapter II. Special emphasis was given to the historical concept of mentoring, the characteristics of mentor-mentoree relationships, and the significance of mentor-mentoree relationships for women. A definition of "mentor" based in the literature on business and women's studies was examined. In addition, the major theories concerning the adult learner were reviewed.