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role model

n.
A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.

role model

Etymology: Fr, role, stage character; L, modus, small copy
a person who knowingly or unknowingly inspires others to imitate his or her persona. The role model may be a real person, such as a parent, or a symbolic character, such as one depicted in movies or television programs.

role model

One who serves as an example for others by demonstrating the behavior associated with a particular social position or profession.
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Big Ideas Wales also brings together role models who've already been there and done it and can provide the inspiration for the next generation.
Pushing the idea of following a role model, in my mind, is flawed.
Dr Brownhill said that men are not automatically role models to children if they work in early-years settings, because the status has to be earned.
Dr Simon Brownhill, education expert at the University of Derby, said children aged eight or below were unable to grasp the concept of what a role model is until they are older.
Almost two-thirds of adults believe school-age children do not have appropriate role models in their lives, according to research by The Children's Society.