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ERIC Number: EJ950256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0278-095X
Examining the Cultural Context of Youth Mentoring: A Systematic Review
Farruggia, Susan P.; Bullen, Pat; Solomon, Frank; Collins, Efeso; Dunphy, Ann
Journal of Primary Prevention, v32 n5-6 p237-251 Dec 2011
While research in youth mentoring is extensive in the U.S., little research has explored its effectiveness in New Zealand, despite its growth in the past 20 years. While arguments have been raised that overseas models may not fit all cultural contexts within New Zealand, there appears to be limited evidence supporting this contention. Further, little is known about associations between effectiveness and the cultural appropriateness of programs and research. This systematic review of youth mentoring programs in New Zealand is based on 26 studies that met inclusion criteria. Of those, 14 had a significant proportion (15% or more) of indigenous Maori youth and six had a significant proportion of Pasifika (Pacific Islander) youth. While almost all programs and associated research were culturally appropriate to the overall New Zealand context, they tended to be less culturally appropriate for programs working with Maori and Pasifika youth. Further, there was a negative association between cultural appropriateness and program effectiveness.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand