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ERIC Number: ED431843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Student Mentoring. By Request Series.
Brewster, Cori; Fager, Jennifer
This booklet is part of a series of reports on "hot topics" in education. It discusses mentoring, a strategy that has become popular over the past decade. Pairing students with adult volunteers or older students who provide friendship, guidance, and support has been shown to be helpful to students and to provide benefits to mentors. Recognizing that no two mentoring programs are alike, the discussion focuses on how student mentoring works, the benefits associated with it, and strategies for designing successful mentoring programs that address the needs of individual students, communities, and schools. The effectiveness of any mentoring program depends largely on the individual circumstances of student needs, parental and administrative support, and the amount of time put into planning and supervising the program. Eight mentoring programs in the northwestern United States, some of which are in urban areas, are described. Appendixes contain a list of six guidebooks for developing mentoring programs and a list of Internet sites related to mentoring. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.