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
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
When children expect aggression from others, it may cause them to be overly aggressive themselves, a new study finds.
While the pattern is more common in some cultures than others, a four-year longitudinal study involving 1,299 children and their parents … Read the rest
What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships
Gaddis, S. (2012). What’s in a relationship? An examination of social capital, race and class in mentoring relationships. Social Forces, 90 (4), 1237-1269.
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My resolution for 2019 is to finally complete and submit my new book, tentatively titled “Rethinking Mentoring.” One thing I discuss is in the book is that, despite careful screening and interviewing, evidence-based training and case … Read the rest
By Gabe Kuperminc
(reprinted from YOUTHMENTORING Digest – 18 Dec 2018 to 19 Dec 2018 – Special issue
A review of group mentoring on the National Mentoring Resource Center Website:
Final report from my recently completed OJJDP grant … Read the rest
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
BY: MELANIE ERVIN, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION, ADOPT A CLASS
Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned that has sustained our … 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.