About Communications       Author's Guide       Reviewers       Editorial Members       Archive
Volume 8
Volume 7
Volume 6
Volume 5
Volume 4
Volume 3
Volume 2
Volume 1
AASCIT Communications | Volume 1, Issue 3 | Oct. 13, 2014 online | Page:94-97
Review of Mentoring in Developing Countries
As with other developmental indices, mentoring is as much a challenge in developed countries as it is for the developing countries. Personal circumstances, institutional challenges and differences in beliefs and orientation between the mentor and the mentored or mentee could pressurize the later to opt for other supple disciplines for the purpose of earning a living and not necessarily to fulfil a lifelong aspiration in self fulfilment. Mentoring junior scholars in developing countries could be very challenging on either side of the divide, however this process of grooming the future leaders in academia, industry and commerce requires a boost of motivation, support from learned societies, and indeed government and non governmental bodies. The review focuses on ecology as a discipline and draws examples from there.
Emmanuel Teryila Tyokumbur, Ecology and Environmental Biology Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Mentoring, Mentor, Mentee, Ecology, Developing Countries
Einstein, Albert. (2010). Encyclopaedia Britannica. Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Freedman, M. and Jaffe, N (1993). Elder mentors: Giving schools a chance. National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin.
Gay, Geneva (November 1995). Modeling and mentoring in urban education. Education and Urban Society, v28n1, 103-118.
Gehrke, N. J. (1988). On preserving the essence of mentoring as one form of teacher leadership. Journal of Teacher Education.
Head, Fay A., Reiman, Alan J. and Thies-Sprinthall, Lois (1992). The Reality of Mentoring: Complexity in Its Process and Function. Mentoring: Contemporary Principles and Issues. Ed. Bey, Theresa & Holmes, C.Thomas. Reston, VA: Association of Teacher Educators.
Olayinka, A.I and Taiwo, V.O. (2005).Contemporary Issues in Research Supervision. The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan. Dabfol Print and Pack Ltd, Ibadan.p146
Shadio, L (1996). Remembering a mentor. Clearinghouse v69 n5, 277-79.
Tyokumbur, E., Edmonds-Brown, V.R and Burton, D. (2008).Practising Ecology in Emerging Democracies. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society.2008.39 4, pp 2
Arcticle History
Submitted: Sep. 2, 2014
Accepted: Sep. 25, 2014
Published: Oct. 13, 2014
The American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT) is a not-for-profit association
of scientists from all over the world dedicated to advancing the knowledge of science and technology and its related disciplines, fostering the interchange of ideas and information among investigators.
┬ęCopyright 2013 -- 2019 American Association for Science and Technology. All Rights Reserved.