ERIC Number: ED340251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Student Development Tutorship Programme, August/September 1991. An Evaluation and Report Back.
Initiatives are described that have been undertaken by the Student Development Tutorship Programme at the M.L. Sultan Technikon in South Africa, a program established in 1990 to provide assistance and support to disadvantaged students, primarily Black students from areas with inadequate facilities and instructors in the "homelands" and where English is taught as a second language. Components of the program include a commitment to educational development (academic, cognitive, and language development of students as well as teaching staff development), content-based language, integrated programs, multilingual classrooms, and a tutorship program. Aims and objectives of the tutorship program are outlined, and its implementation is described in terms of tutor performance and student participation. Data limitations preclude extensive evaluation of the program to date, but recommendations are offered regarding such issues as program scheduling and duration, cooperation between tutors and lecturers, the need to accommodate different needs of first and second language speakers, pre-test and post-test evaluation, and training sessions. Tutor and student comments are included. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Technikon M. L. Sultan, Durban (South Africa).