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ERIC Number: EJ1146494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Mutual Benefits of University Athletes Mentoring Elementary Students: Evaluating a University-School District Partnership
Rahill, Stephanie A.; Norman, Krystal; Tomaschek, Amanda
School Community Journal, v27 n1 p283-305 2017
This study examined a university-school district partnership intended to increase fourth grade students' awareness of college opportunities and to increase university student-athletes' understanding of the needs in the local community. A mixed methods design was used to evaluate whether the partnership met goals for the fourth grade students, the student-athletes, and teachers that participated. Results indicate student-athletes increased their understanding of their responsibilities as role models and increased their commitment to serving others as an outcome of participating as mentors. The fourth grade teachers reported that their students' participation in the program increased the students' motivation and decreased behavioral issues in the classroom. The fourth grade students reported an increased understanding of the college experience through working with the student-athletes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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