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Mentoring a greenhorn in any profession can be challenging, delicate, and enormously rewarding – as well as vital to the health of your workplace. The Adaptive Mentorship (AM) model is an effective approach, and this book explores how it can improve mentorship results. Thirty-five authors discuss mentorship in general, and focus on the key aspects and strengths of the AM model. Whether you’re a student, an educator, or a professional already working in your field, you will find helpful tips for professional development.

Table of Contents

Part I: Conceptual, Theoretical, and Contextual Aspects of Mentorship
1. Mentorship across professions: Highlights of the forum on mentorship, Jane P. Preston and Keith Walker
2. Mentorship from a developmental perspective, Ellery Pullman
3. Understanding the mentoring relationships of women in higher education administration, Kelly McInnes
4. Mentoring in rural emergency departments: Challenges and opportunities, Dal Lynds and Sarel J. van der Walt
5. Becoming: The role of mentorship in integration of newcomers into communities of practice, Michelle Prytula and Linda Ferguson
6. Mentoring: Bridging the generational and career divide, Rosemary A. Venne
7. Peer mentorship: Narratives of PhD attainment, Jane P. Preston, Marcella J. Ogenchuk, and Joseph K. Nsiah 
8. Mentoring and teacher supervision in K to 12 schools: Parallel and related processes, Norm Dray
9. Mentorship of teachers across the intergenerational gap, Benjamin Kutsyuruba
10. Beyond prepositions: Learning assessment with teacher mentors, Willow Brown, Andrea Davy, Debbie Koehn, and Denise Wilson
11. Mentorship: A self-reflection on a learning journey, Catherine Neumann-Boxer
12. Peer coaching: Awakening teacher leadership, Sabre Cherkowski
13. Coaching: Enabling leadership learning through integrative program design, Catherine McGregor, Judy Halbert, and Linda Kaser
14. Serviette mentorship: A dialogue about life and work, Keith Walker
15. Mentoring with questions, Kabini Sanga and Keith Walker
Part II: Implementing and Adapting the Adaptive Mentorship Model
16. The Adaptive Mentorship model and its potential in professional development, Edwin G. Ralph
17. The effect of Adaptive Mentorship on EAL students’ writing development, Roya Khoii
18. Supervision in nursing education: A Canadian perspective, Anita Jennings and Brigitte Couture
19. Towards a mentorship model for pharmacy students, Dawna L. Hawrysh
20. The potential of the Adaptive Mentorship model in teacher education practicum settings, Peter Chin and Benjamin Kutsyuruba
21. Integrating a developmental perspective with the Adaptive Mentorship model, Ellery Pullman
22. Mentoring as advocating, Bob Petrick
23. Dismantling barriers: Mentorship in emerging nurse-practitioner roles, Robert Ralph and Susan Shaw
24. New research directions for adaptive mentoring, William PS McKay and Jennifer O’Brien

Edwin G. Ralph

Edwin G. Ralph, PhD, is a professor and internship supervisor/facilitator at the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. His teaching and research interests over the past 25 years have focused on enhancing the effectiveness of the teaching/learning process and its mentorship, across all levels and in all disciplines.

Keith D. Walker

Keith D. Walker, PhD, has a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Administration and the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. His teaching and research relate to the areas of leadership, policy development, school effectiveness, and mentorship.