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Author Hinsdale, Mary Jo, author

Title Mutuality, mystery, and mentorship in higher education / Mary Jo Hinsdale
Published Rotterdam, The Netherlands : SensePublishers, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 172 pages)
Series Mobility studies and education ; volume 4
Mobility studies and education ; volume 4
Contents Acknowledgements. -- Introduction. -- Chapter I: Colonialism and the Academy (Colonialism, Coloniality, and Epistemic Privilege). -- Chapter 2: The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Resonances of Colonialism (No Sense of Belonging: Not Our Space; An Alienating Environment; Tense Relationships; Of Messy Roles and Contested Spaces: Walls We May Not See). -- Chapter 3: Education as a Colonizing Effort: A Bit of History ... (The Weight of History). -- Chapter 4: Discourse and Hierarchies in Opportunity Programs (Discourse, Power, and Knowledge; Putting the Pieces Together: Mentoring in an Alienating Context). -- Chapter 5: The Risks of Traditional Mentoring in a Troubled Context (Traditional Concepts of Mentoring; Traditional Concepts of Mentoring and Mentoring across Difference). -- Chapter 6: Nurturing Trust and Mutuality: Protégés Speak Out (Marie and Dr. Manne; Abriella and Tori; Anali and Vivian; Revisiting Ethics). -- Chapter 7: Moving toward Responsive Mentorship (Billy and David; The Rational Community). -- Chapter 8: The Community of Strangers: Celebrating the Alterity of Protégés (Call and Response: Listening for the Community of Strangers; Call and Response: Entering Conversation). -- Chapter 9: Mentoring for Transformation: Armando (Armando and Amani; The Risks of Recognition). -- Chapter 10: Opening Possibilities for Responsiveness and Connection: Witnessing and Mentorship (A Commitment to Witness; Staying Connected; Kristie and Suzanne; An Ethic of Love). -- Chapter 11: Power, Vigilance, Connection, Mystery: A Closer Look at Responsiveness. -- Chapter 12: Toward Mtuality in Mentorship: Taking Mystery and Connection from Theory to Practice (Prelude to the Research Mentorship; Moving into the Research Process; Research Postlude; Transforming Disconnections). -- Afterword. -- References
Summary This book is for higher education faculty and staff who wish to deepen their approach to mentoring all students, but it is especially concerned with outsider students those who come from groups that were long excluded from higher education, and who have been marginalized and minoritized by society and academia. Mentoring is difficult work for an abundance of reasons, and given higher educations troubled history of exclusion, as well as a contemporary context fraught with social and power imbalances it can be especially challenging when the mentorship takes place across dimensions of difference such as social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or ability. Mutuality, Mystery, and Mentorship in Higher Education examines the seemingly spontaneous and serendipitous connection between mentor and protoge, and points to a new vision of mentorship based on a deep sense of reciprocity between the two. Hinsdale proposes that if more mentors take a responsive, decolonizing approach to their work across difference, then the promise of social and class mobility through education might be realized for more of our students and the tide might begin to turn toward an increasingly inclusive, intellectually open academy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 26, 2015)
Subject Academic achievement -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
Mentoring in education -- Cross-cultural studies.
Mentoring in education -- United States -- Case studies.
Mentoring in education -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Sociological aspects.
Youth with social disabilities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Cross-cultural studies.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9462099952 (electronic bk.)
9789462099951 (electronic bk.)