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Mentoring Partnerships in a Community Technology Centre: A Constructionist Approach for Fostering Equitable Service Learning
Many mentoring programs partner programs of inner-city youth, providing assistance in underserved communities while mentors gain experiences that connect theory and practice. We analysed over 200 field notes, which described their mentoring interactions over eight weeks and conducted exit interviews about their mentoring experiences. Our results indicate that mentors participated not just as more knowledgeable peers but also as facilitators, advisors, most importantly, as learners in this process. In the interviews, nearly all mentors reviewed assumptions about their own learning and mentoring, in addition to reflections about social issues.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2008