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Mentors break down cultural boundaries: Research points to value of finding common ground

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 28 June 2011




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Mentoring has become an increasingly significant part of undergraduate programs, replacing the “sink or swim” mentality which prevailed largely a generation ago. For students from different countries and cultures, mentoring is a form of support which can be quite valuable. While anecdotal evidence suggests that it is much appreciated, this is not an area which has been the subject of a great deal of research.

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(2011), "Mentors break down cultural boundaries: Research points to value of finding common ground", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 23-25.



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