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ERIC Number: ED264771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Interactive Student Learning: An Interim Report on a Mentoring Project.
Oestereicher, M. H.
The potential contribution of mentoring to educationally disadvantaged students was examined at Brooklyn College. The students were part of a program called "SEEK," which admits low income students regardless of their high school grades and which provides counseling, tutoring, and remediation. A major goal of the mentoring project was to learn more about the needs of these students for tutoring/mentoring both in developmental freshman coursework and in their core curriculum coursework. Students' performance and attitudes were compared for six classes that had a mentor and six classes that did not. Mentors' primary responsibilities were to encourage the participation of students and to be available as role models and homework helpers for about 5 hours per week. Pre- and post-course assessment was undertaken using the Brown/Holtzman Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes, Form 6; and the Daly/Miller Checklist on Student Writing Apprehension. End-of-course questionnaires on student needs and on the help provided by mentors were also completed. Areas that students needed help included: outlining and writing papers, and using primary and secondary sources for papers. Additional findings are provided, along with an explanation of the role of student mentors as distinguished from that of tutors and instructors. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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