ERIC Number: ED323884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
College Sponsored Tutoring and Mentoring Programs for Disadvantaged Elementary and Secondary Students. Higher Education Surveys Report, Survey Number 12.
Cahalan, Margaret; Farris, Elizabeth
A survey was conducted to identify college-sponsored programs that involved undergraduate or graduate college students working with preschool, elementary, or secondary school students either as tutors or mentors. Such programs were found in 29% of all two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Of 3,212 total institutions, 921 sponsored at least one program. The survey gathered data on program focus (whether mentoring or tutoring), number of students served, program size, distribution of college participants, participation in 1987-88 compared with 1986-87, students waiting for tutors/mentors, program sponsorship, program affiliation, length of program operation, agencies with which programs work, characteristics of participants, program staff, preservice training, transportation, time spent tutoring and mentoring, usual number of students per tutor/mentor, incentives for participation, sources of funding, and evaluation. The survey found that the primary focus was tutoring for two-thirds of the programs, mentoring for 17%, and diagnostic evaluation, respite care, or other primary focus, for the remaining 16%. Appendices contain detailed tables, technical notes, and the survey questionnaire. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.