ERIC Number: ED314395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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A Mentorship Model for Students At-Risk.
Sapone, Carmelo V.
In this discussion of the use of mentors working with at-risk students, it is suggested that universities involved in preservice education should establish jointly, with local schools, the training of teachers in affective education--mainly in the area of self-esteem. The stress on cognitive development should take a secondary role, rather than a primary role, at least initially; affective strategies should become the primary role of this university/school relationship. It is recommended that university and school personnel become partners in: (1) the identification of at-risk students; (2) the development of appropriate curriculum and intervention strategies to raise the self-esteem of at-risk students; (3) the training and use of mentors dealing in the affective arena with at-risk students; and (4) the expansion of the role of mentors in schools to help students achieve personal worth, personal competence, and dignity in school and in life. A list of 45 variables that have been found to be associated with at-risk students is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (14th, San Antonio, TX, November 17-21, 1989).