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ERIC Number: ED113359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The "Mentor" and Child-Agents of Reciprocal Change.
Smith, Leonard
The purpose of this practicum was to make secondary school teachers more aware of their own behavior with children as individuals and to bring about change in a direction perceived by teachers, students, and the practicum designer to be positive rather than negative. One hundred twenty grade 7 students were selected to make up the Mentor Program group (experimental) and 120 grade 7 students were identified as the Comparative group (control). The Mentor Program children were involved with faculty Mentors during the school year. The Comparative group received no special kind of treatment. Throughout the school year the Mentors and children met as individual and group needs dictated. Each of the 240 students was administered the Student Attitudinal Instruments in the fall (pretest) and spring (posttest). The responses were then analyzed. The Mentors monitored their own behavior for negative acts. Questionnaires were also developed for the student and faculty groups, and the responses were analyzed. The investigations showed that the teacher group involved in the program improved their classroom behavior and that the child's perception of the teacher also improved. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Practicum submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education (Nova University)