Online Mentoring

Online Mentoring

Elizabeth Buchanan (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch210
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Abstract

The practice of mentoring has existed as long as civilization. Mentoring as a practice was noted in Homer’s The Odyssey, and a mentor, a word from the ancient Greeks, is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as: a person who acts as guide and adviser to another person, especially one who is younger and less experienced. Later, more generally: a person who offers support and guidance to another; an experienced and trusted counselor or friend; a patron, a sponsor.

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