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ERIC Number: EJ819688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
An Inner-City School Mentor: A Narrative Inquiry of the Life Experiences of "Daddy"
Li, Xin; Lal, Dhyan
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v14 n3 p317-335 Aug 2006
A two-year ethnographic observation of an inner-city high school in Los Angeles, USA, indicated that the principal, who was extremely dedicated to at-risk students and possessed a unique style of mentoring, played a major role in students academic achievement. We--the principal and the researcher who observed the school--inquired about the principal's life experiences through interviews of the principal, his family members, school staff and students. We realized that the principal's mentoring style coincided with the notion of a contemporary father model--a deeply involved and nurturing parent who establishes reciprocal caring relationships with his children. We also discovered that the principal gained knowledge about mentoring from his own mentors, and his commitment to at-risk inner-city students resulted from his personal experience as an at-risk immigrant student. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A