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Matching by Race and Gender in STEM-based Mentoring Relationships

Blake-Beard, S. (2011)., Matching by Race and Gender in Mentoring Relationships: Keeping our Eyes on the Prize.  Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 67, No. 3, 2011, pp. 622–643 Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard, whose work focuses on college and graduate student mentoring, opens her piece by noting that it is often difficult to pinpoint all the factors that […]

★ Professor Nichole Pinkard

Rethinking Mentorship, Learning Pathways in a Networked Age A Few Moments with Nichole Pinkard, Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University from the Digital Media and Youth Hub   As founder of the Digital Youth Network, a digital literacy program for Chicago youth that incorporates both in-school and […]

Boys’ Friendships During Adolescence: Intimacy, Desire, and Loss.

Way, N. (2013)., Boys’ Friendships During Adolescence: Intimacy, Desire, and Loss.  Journal of Research on Adolescence. In this piece, NYU Professor Niobe Way reviews findings from more than twenty years of research on  boys’ friendships. Way pits cultural stereotypes and assumptions about boy’s friendships against her fascinating observations.  According to her studies, more than 85% […]

Mentoring teenage girls: ‘Watching them develop in confidence is amazing’

An initiative by teachers to connect teens with successful female mentors is already paying off – but it needs more cash by Janet Murray reprinted from The Guardian, Monday 2 September 2013 14.45 EDT Educated in a run-down part of Portsmouth, Becca Dean thought little would surprise her about teaching at an inner-city girls’ school. But taking […]