Portraits of Mentor-Junior Faculty Relationships: From Power Dynamics to Collaboration

January 2012
Journal of Education;2011/2012, Vol. 192 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the mentoring experiences of three junior faculty members at Oregon State University. The authors describe how they created portraits to conduct their self-study, explain their utilized theoretical framework Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), and provide background information on themselves and a brief history of their mentorships. They also discuss their findings, including the dynamics of power and powerlessness in mentoring, the ethical aspects of mentoring, and how race and gender impact mentoring relationships.


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