Although general conceptions regarding the nature of mentoring tend to coalesce around the idea that mentoring involves a more experienced and more knowledgeable individual providing some form of support to a novice, great variance exists in the way in which these goals are realized in mentoring programs. In order to bring greater clarity to various perspectives on mentoring, a framework of mentoring models was developed based on a review of the literature. The framework allows users to position models in one of four zones corresponding to the program’s views of teaching and learning and the number of aspects of teaching and learning that are addressed. The framework is useful for administrators and school leaders as they identify goals for mentoring programs and select, train, and support mentors and novices.
"A Framework for Conceptualizing Models of Mentoring in Educational Settings,"
International Journal of Leadership and Change: Vol. 4
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijlc/vol4/iss1/11