ERIC Number: ED463511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Effectiveness of Mentor Programs: Review of the Literature from 1995 to 2000.
There is considerable literature to indicate that mentoring relationships support the healthy development of children and youth by reducing risky behaviors, and the number of mentoring programs has increased dramatically in recent years. This California Research Bureau report examines the research literature evaluating the effectiveness of mentoring programs during the past 5 years. The report notes that the traditional one-to-one, community-based friendship program that emphasizes building youth-adult relationships and developing personal skills is the most common mentoring model. However, current programs encompass a range of alternative designs. These include programs that provide one mentor for a group of children, online mentoring programs, and programs offered at specific sites such as schools. School-based programs are the most common, and rapidly expanding, type of site-based mentoring. The report includes descriptions of several mentoring models and evaluation findings from a variety of these programs. (Contains 83 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Children, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Literature Reviews, Mentors, Models, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Youth, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/01/04/01-004.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Library, Sacramento. California Research Bureau.
Note: "Prepared at the Request of Senator Dede Alpert, Chair, Senate Select Committee On Family, Child and Youth Development."