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ERIC Number: EJ942844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
The Effects of Mentors on the Classroom Behavior of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Vannest, Kimberly J.; Parker, Richard I.; Park, Hija; Fowler, Laura T. Sanchez; Devore, Heidi; Mohan, Sarita; Bullous, Sallie
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v14 n2 p17-26 2008
Mentoring is frequently discussed as a viable approach for improving the educational and social outcomes of students at risk for learning or behavioral problems. However, little data-based evidence beyond case study has been presented regarding the effectiveness of mentoring for students at risk. Here, 16 students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) in two classrooms at an alternative day school were paired with undergraduate preservice teachers who served as mentors. Using PAND (Percentage of All Non-Overlapping Data), data indicate behavior change for 13 of the 16 students with improvement for 6 and a range of effects sizes. This data indicate that mentoring relationships with certain vulnerable populations (such as students at risk for or with EBD) may have mixed effects. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A