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ERIC Number: EJ1136787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Peer Mentors and Their Impact for Beginning Programmers
Hartness, Ken; Shannon, Li-Jen
Information Systems Education Journal, v9 n6 p21-29 Nov 2011
The Computer Science department at SHSU is currently employing student mentors to assist with recruitment and retention. The primary purpose of these students is to help frustrated new majors in the beginning programming course realize that they are not alone in their struggles and to assist the students over hurdles in their learning and skill development. We examine the impact of peer mentors on students, including a breakdown of that impact across underrepresented groups.
Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals. Box 488, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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