ERIC Number: EJ969307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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Mentoring, Educational Services, and Incentives to Learn: What Do We Know about Them?
Evaluation and Program Planning, v35 n4 p481-490 Nov 2012
This paper reviews recent studies on the effectiveness of services and incentives offered to disadvantaged youths both in the US and abroad. We focus our analysis on three types of interventions: mentoring, educational services, and financial rewards. The objective of this article is threefold. First, we explain alternative theoretical points of view in favor (or against--when applicable) each of these interventions. We then discuss how recent empirical work has affected that view and summarize the latest findings. We conclude by considering which questions remain to be examined. Our hope is that this article will serve as a resource for those seeking to understand which educational interventions work and for whom, and to be used as a starting point for the debate on where to go next. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Mentors, Disadvantaged Youth, Rewards, Incentives, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Best Practices, Academic Support Services, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Evidence, At Risk Students, Motivation Techniques, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States