Building the mentoring relationship: humanism and the importance of storytelling between mentor and mentee

Joshua Cruz, Maria H. Goff, Josephine P. Marsh

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a mentoring program designed to help prepare high school seniors at Arizona State University Preparatory Academy for postsecondary education. Specifically, we address the usefulness of ‘humanistic mentoring,’ a form of mentoring that stresses the importance of reciprocity, mutuality, and empathy in the mentor/mentee relationship. We further describe how sharing stories was useful in developing such humanistic relationships. Based on etic-thematic coding of interviews from 13 of the mentees, a humanistic lens for mentoring and sharing personal stories is productive for both developing relationships and passing on knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-125
Number of pages22
JournalMentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2020

Keywords

  • Mentoring
  • college preparation
  • humanism
  • storytelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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