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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.


Imagine this. A newly appointed teacher arrives for his first day at work in a big Further Education (FE) college. It's his first job. He doesn't know where the photocopying paper's kept. He doesn't know what pleases the head of department or what makes her irritated. He doesn't know how to find out about his timetable. In fact, he feels as though he doesn't know anything. In the same department there's a teacher of many years' experience. This term she's been asked to teach a group of 14–16 year olds. She's heard they may be unruly, and she's never taught this age group before. The head of department herself is a very recent appointment. She suspects she's been promoted on the strength of her ...

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