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ERIC Number: EJ821189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Perspectives on a South African Tutor/Mentor Program: The Stellenbosch University Experience
Page, Benedict J.; Loots, Ansie; du Toit, Don F.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v13 n1 p5-21 Apr 2005
The development, implementation and perpetuation of a student academic and social support system has become an imperative strategy at South African universities. Access to tertiary education has, since 1994, systematically transformed institutions until they represent the demographic profile of the country. Previously disadvantaged groupings (black, coloured, female, handicapped, Indian, mixed ancestry) now frequent lecture halls and campuses, many of whom need additional support mechanisms to enhance their chances of success. This article deals with the University of Stellenbosch experience over a six-year period and the development of a uniquely African tutor/mentor system which not only serves the student who is most at risk of failing, but also enhances the level of achievement of gifted students, many of whom are traditionally underachievers. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa