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Participants' perceptions regarding their mentoring relationships in the state of Connecticut Community -Technical College Minority Fellowship Program
Generally, mentoring programs are important in providing an opportunity for minorities to acquire the requisite training for their career advancement. Specifically, this particular dissertation examined a minority-based mentoring program from the perspective of the factors that were known to be crucial to success among participants in the Connecticut Community Technical Colleges Minority Fellowship Program. This study examined data involving 106 African Americans, including Latino and Asian professionals between 1989 and 1999. The purpose of this study was to explore the mentees perceptions of the Minority Fellowship Program and ascertain what factors contributed to the success or failure of their mentoring relationships. A five-point Likert type scale of 65 items and 10 open-ended questions were utilized to measure the perceptions of mentoring experience among the participants of the Minority Fellowship Program. An overall analysis of the data revealed that the participants in the program felt a high degree of satisfaction with their goals and objectives throughout their involvement in the Minority Fellowship Program. Additionally, the training derived enabled the participants to become more effective in carrying out their assigned responsibilities. Furthermore, it was found that the participation provided the fellows a considerable opportunity to establish successful teaching/administrative careers within the community college system.
Curricula|Teaching|Bilingual education|Multicultural education|Community colleges
Harris, Vanessa, "Participants' perceptions regarding their mentoring relationships in the state of Connecticut Community -Technical College Minority Fellowship Program" (2002). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3056235.