Mentoring Ethic Minority, Pre-Doctoral Students: An Analysis of Key Mentor Practices

TitleMentoring Ethic Minority, Pre-Doctoral Students: An Analysis of Key Mentor Practices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsChan, AW
JournalMentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
Volume16
Issue3
Pagination263-277
Date Published08/2008
ISSN Number1361-1267
AbstractThis article present results from a qualitative study that examined mentor practices with four ethnic minority protgs interested in applying to doctoral programs in psychology. Some of the mentor practices identified were expected and consistent with the research literature. Other findings were unanticipated but significant. In particular, talking about race, racism and privilege was found to promote trust and rapport in these cross-cultural relationships. The major outcome of this study was the overarching meaning inherent in all these mentor practices - individually and combined, these practices empowered the protgs with the resources and access needed to enter the world of academia.
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