Mentoring Students from Different Ethnic Groups: Challenges and Recommendations

Stojanovska, Vesna and Petrovski, Josif (2020) Mentoring Students from Different Ethnic Groups: Challenges and Recommendations. In: International Scientific Conference on Multicultural Education, 2-4 dec 2020, Tetovo, North Macedonia.

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Young individuals benefit from consistent relationships with experienced adults who care for them. Researches are showing that quality-mentoring programs have positive outcomes for young people in their social, emotional and academic development. While there is a broad consensus on the overall benefits of positive and supportive mentoring relationships, we known less about the effects of ethnicity and diversity in mentoring relationships with young people. In a multicultural society, such as the Republic of Northern Macedonia, it can be noted that a good part of the formal mentoring connections often cross the ethnic and cultural communities. The paper examines the challenges and opportunities of mentoring relationships established between a mentor and a mentee from different ethnic backgrounds and emphasizes the importance of establishing a structure and opportunities that support successful outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Josif Petrovski
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 09:28
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 09:28

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