Mentorship scheme for gifted youth in Hong Kong: Promoting teaching as a career

Norman Shane PHILLIPSON, Po Kwan Fanny CHIK

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Abstract

The Support Measures for the Exceptionally Gifted Students Scheme in Hong Kong has added recently Education as a domain to its mentorship program. Specifically, this program aims to provide exceptionally gifted secondary students with opportunities to learn about learning and teaching with a view to promoting teaching as a possible career choice for these students. This research describes and evaluates the outcomes of one project within this mentorship program. Adopting a mentor-protege relationship model with a small group of mentees, the program consisted of a number of scheduled meetings, culminating in a teaching experience where the mentees taught three mathematics lessons to a class of primary school students. Evaluation of mentee responses to interview questions showed that the mentorship program was successful in enhancing the personal development of the mentees as well as in promoting teaching as a desirable career. Copyright © 2009 Australian Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-14
JournalThe Australasian Journal of Gifted Education
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Citation

Phillipson, S. N., & Chik, F. P. K. (2009). Mentorship scheme for gifted youth in Hong Kong: Promoting teaching as a career. The Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 18(1), 5-14.

Keywords

  • Career choice
  • Mentor mentee relationship
  • Interviews
  • Primary education
  • Program evaluation
  • Mentoring
  • Gifted