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ERIC Number: EJ816230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
A Model for Teacher Mentoring of Poor and Minority Children: A Case Study of an Urban Israeli School Mentoring Program
Ayalon, Aram
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v15 n1 p5-23 Feb 2007
The purpose of this article is fourfold. First, it identifies a growing international interest on the part of educators and school officials in finding effective ways to mentor especially poor and minority students toward academic success. Second, it reviews the literature on mentoring as it pertains to this population. Third, it details a case study of an urban Israeli school-mentoring program through which teachers mentor students as a part and parcel part of their classroom responsibilities. Interviews with teachers and school guidance staff describe an innovative and supportive system of mentorship of poor children from North African and Middle Eastern backgrounds in an urban, combined middle/high school. Fourth, it highlights and discusses the changes that schools that are interested in establishing an effective teacher-based mentorship program for poor and minority children must garner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Israel