What type of impact could social mentoring programs have? An exploration of the existing assessments and a proposal of an analytical framework

  • Òscar Prieto-Flores Universitat de Girona
  • Jordi Feu Gelis Universitat de Girona
Keywords: social mentoring, social inclusión, social innovation, cohesion


This study carries out a review of the existing scientific literature in the field of so­cial mentoring and its effects on youth at risk of social exclusion as well as on other vulnerable groups. We start by presenting the range of programs evaluated and the different ways these evaluations have been approached. An analytical framework is also presented to delve into the study of the orientation and socio-political context of social mentoring, as well as a defini­tion of the concept in accordance with emerging new social realities. To conclude, we empha­size the need for a wider range of research and evaluation that can better inform about the practice of social mentoring programs that are emerging in Spain, Europe and Latin America.

Author Biographies

Òscar Prieto-Flores, Universitat de Girona
Es profesor agregado (contratado doctor) del departamento de Pedago¬gía de la Universitat de Girona. Su campo de investigación se centra en la inclusión educativa y social de las minorías étnicas en general y en el rol de la mentoría en particular. Ha participado en investigación básica española y europea y ha publicado artículos en revistas científicas inter¬nacionales. También ha sido recientemente visiting scholar en las universidades de Stanford y UMASS - Boston (Estados Unidos).
Jordi Feu Gelis, Universitat de Girona

Es profesor titular del departamento de Pedagogía de la Universitat de Girona. Cuenta con una extensa carrera investigadora con más de un centenar de artículos y contribu¬ciones a congresos nacionales e internacionales. Su investigación más reciente se centra en las relaciones de poder i el fomento de la democracia en espacios educativos, la mentoría social y la renovación pedagógica. Ha impartido docencia en universidades latinoamericanas y tiene reco¬nocidos por la CNAI dos tramos de investigación.



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