Accepted 20th November, 2017


Mentoring is frequently identified as a significant event in the training of pre-service teachers. The importance of the university faculty mentee and pre-service mentor relationship is agreed upon as critical, however guidance and structure for the practice remains ill defined. Roles and characteristics of mentors and mentees must be examined and refined respective of all generations engaged in mentoring.  Studying collected descriptions of mentor and mentee roles, the multigenerational workforce involved and effective mentoring models contributes to a heightened understanding of the mentoring process.


Keywords: Odysseus, mentoring, mentee,pre-service teachers