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ERIC Number: EJ892712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Influence of a Supervised Mentoring Program on the Achievement of Low-Income South Korean Students
Choi, Sumi; Lemberger, Matthew E.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v18 n3 p233-248 Aug 2010
This study examined the effectiveness of a supervised mentoring program designed to improve the academic achievement of 834 low-income elementary and secondary school students in Seoul, South Korea. When compared to the control group, both elementary and middle school students exposed to the mentoring program improved in mathematic and reading comprehension, with an effect size 0.29 and 0.33 respectively. Additionally, the duration of the mentoring relationship affected the achievement of participating students. These findings provide support for mentoring programs as a means to reduce resource inequity in low-income school districts and, in so doing, contribute to higher levels of achievement. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea (Seoul)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A