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Connection, challenge, and change: the narratives of university students mentoring young indigenous Australians

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O'Shea, S and Harwood, V and Kervin, L and Humphry, N, Connection, challenge, and change: the narratives of university students mentoring young indigenous Australians, Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 21, (4) pp. 392-411. ISSN 1361-1267 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/13611267.2013.855863

Abstract

In this article, we highlighted the stories of university student mentors who are involved in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). The AIME program works with young Indigenous school students, at primary and secondary school levels, to encourage continued participation in education and to consider university as a viable life goal. The AIME program is explored from the perspective of the university students who are selected to mentor young Australian Indigenous school students. Adopting a narrative inquiry approach, the article presents richly descriptive insight into the motivations of these mentors and highlights how this experience has impacted upon them. While the research presented focuses on narratives of mentors, the data indicate that the AIME program employs an innovative approach to mentoring that enhances cultural understanding for mentors.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mentoring, Indigenous students, university access and participation, narrative inquiry
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:Humphry, N (Dr Nicoli Barnes)
ID Code:136888
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-01-22
Last Modified:2020-03-24
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