ERIC Number: ED337527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Atlanta Public Schools Peer Leadership Connection Report 1989-90. Report No. 11, Vol. 25.
Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.
The effectiveness of a peer leadership program connecting senior high school students with at-risk, new eighth-graders in seven Atlanta (Georgia) high schools is evaluated. The program trains the peer leaders in leadership and group dynamics and then places pairs of leaders with 10 or 12 advisees for weekly meetings. The study population includes 102 peer leaders and 498 student advisees for a total of 600 students. Study participants attended four regular high schools and three alternative high schools. In addition, for control groups, two regular and two alternative schools are included, for a total control group of 646 students. For regular high schools, the absence data and course failure data favor the peer leadership group of both advisees and peer leaders over the control group. On the other hand, the attendance data and course failure data for the alternative schools favor the control group over the program participants. Statistical data are presented in six tables. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Attendance Patterns, Behavior Change, Comparative Analysis, Grade 8, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Mentors, Nontraditional Education, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Student Leadership, Traditional Schools, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.