Mentoring and Developmentally Productive Environments to Support Talent Development

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Supportive relationships are an essential element in promoting positive child development. This chapter includes a description of implications of mentoring for talented children and youth. To be effective, a mentoring relationship must attend to the bond between the mentor/mentee, the structure and duration of the mentoring, and the knowledge, skills, and characteristics of the mentor. The chapter considers a perspective on middle and high school teachers’ and domain experts’ mentoring in formal and informal environments. It focuses on youth and adolescents because of the high stakes related to their access to effective mentoring and their transition to higher education. This is followed by a discussion of parents’ and teachers’ mentoring of elementary children. Finally, the chapter concludes with a summary of the elements of productive learning environments that mentors need to attend to in order to foster learning environments that will maximize the impact of the relationship.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Knotek, SE; Babinski, LM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2021

Book Title

  • Talent Development as a Framework for Gifted Education: Implications for Best Practices and Applications in Schools

Start / End Page

  • 205 - 229

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781032144597

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4324/9781003238454-10

Citation Source

  • Scopus