Beyond a Definition

@article{Dawson2014BeyondAD,
  title={Beyond a Definition},
  author={Phillip Dawson},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={137 - 145}
}
More than three decades of mentoring research has yet to converge on a unifying definition of mentoring; this is unsurprising given the diversity of relationships classified as mentoring. This article advances beyond a definition toward a common framework for specifying mentoring models. Sixteen design elements were identified from the literature and tested through specification of two different mentoring models from higher education contexts. This framework provides researchers and… 

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