The latest admissions scandal is just a salacious example of the broad, systematic inequality in education that gives certain young people a major leg up. We all know that unequal educational opportunity does not … Read the rest
About Jean Rhodes
Dr. Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has devoted her career to understanding and advancing the role of intergenerational relationships in the intellectual, social, educational, and career development of youth. She has published three books, four edited volumes, and over 100 chapters and peer-reviewed articles on topics related to positive youth development, the transition to adulthood, and mentoring. Dr. Rhodes is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research and Community Action, and was a Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation. She has been awarded many campus-wide teaching awards for her advances in pedagogy and scholarship, including the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Scholar Award, the Student Government Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Chancellor’s Outstanding Scholar award at UMB.
Entries by Jean Rhodes
Introduction: Both child abuse and intimate partner violence are widespread and are known to … Read the rest
Dang, M.T., & Miller, E. (2016). Characteristics of natural mentoring relationships from the perspective of homeless youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12038
Introduction: Relative to their peers, homeless youth face greater challenges … Read the rest
The memory center in the brains of seniors who volunteered in public schools for two years maintained their size, rather than shrinking as part of the normal aging process, report researchers.
The findings suggest that retirees who take part in … Read the rest
By Jean Rhodes (excerpted and summarized from publication)
Along with our colleagues, we recently released a comprehensive meta-analysis of youth mentoring: Raposa, E. B., Rhodes, J., Stams, G.J., Card, N., Burton, S., Schwartz, S., Sykes, L.Y., Kanchewa, S., Kupersmidt, J., … Read the rest
Natural mentors as key factors in promoting both racial identity and educational attainment among African American teens
Great disparities in educational attainment exist between White and African American students. These differences can lead to … Read the rest
by Jean Rhodes
“A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue. It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or audiences towards a false conclusion. ” Wikipedia… Read the rest
summarized by Stella Kanchewa
Introduction: Credit bearing service-learning experiences for college students can mutually engender growth among students who participate within these courses and the communities they serve. Students’ experiences within these … Read the rest
According to research, those being mentored should be open to feedback, be active listeners, be respectful of their mentor’s time — including being on time and prepared for meetings … Read the rest
In an interesting study (Kogut & Ritov, 2005), people were asked to donate money to help a poor seven-year-old girl from Mali named Rokia. Many were so moved by her story that they gave generously. But when … Read the rest
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 - MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 - Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.