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Mentors can be assigned—as a measure for fostering giftedness and gifted students—to accompany children and adolescents over a longer period of time and support them in their development.

There are various ways in which this can happen, for example, by creating a challenging learning environment inside and outside the school, by supporting students in their career choices, or by providing emotional support. Mentors often also function as a role model and advocate.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.