This text has been revised and updated to take account of the variety of contexts within the Lifelong Learning Sector. It provides a source of guidance, support and training materials for those involved with mentoring within the sector and presents current theory in an accessible way, illustrated with familiar and pertinent examples. The book shows how a system of mentoring can be successfully implemented, monitored and evaluated within a college or other lifelong learning organisation and explores what the experts and theorists have to say about mentoring, to see how well this fits with the reality of day-to-day experience.
Jonathan Gravells, MA (Cantab), MSc is a management consultant specialising in organisation development and change. Before setting up his own company he held senior management posts in Human Resources in the food and drink and engineering industries. He is a trained coach and mentor with many years experience of developing effective leaders and teams. He is co-author of a previous book with Susan Wallace, Mentoring in Further Education. Susan Wallace is Professor of Continuing Education at Nottingham Trent University. She previously taught for ten years in Further Education and has worked in a local authority advisory role for post-16 education. She is the author of a number of books, including Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector and Managing Behaviour in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Introduction Definitions How to be a good mentor and mentee Mentoring skills 1 Mentoring skills 2 Coaching and feedback Mentoring yourself: the reflective mentor Effective mentor = effective teacher? Mentoring schemes - institutional issues