n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - The passionate connection : the mentor's greatest gift : chapter 2
|Article Title||The passionate connection : the mentor's greatest gift : chapter 2|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||16 - 29|
|Issue||Special issue 1|
The roots of mentoring can be traced back to Homer's epic story, The Odyssey. This story's major character, Odysseus, undertook a historic journey to fight in the Trojan War and left his son, Telemackus, under the care and guidance of his close friend, Mentor. In this role, Mentor was responsible for Telemackus' spiritual, social, physical, intellectual and administrative development; therefore, teaching Telemackus how to think and act for himself. Since the writing of The The Odyssey, the role of a mentor and concept of mentoring has taken on many forms and definitions.
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