Date Approved

4-29-2004

Embargo Period

5-1-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Kern, Robert

Subject(s)

Lindenwold High School (Lindenwold, N.J.); Mentoring in education--New Jersey; Peer teaching--New Jersey; Problem children--Education--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

This study sought to help establish a peer mentoring program for ninth grade boys at Lindenwold High School. This study used twelfth grade male positive role models to mentor this group of students. Many of these unmotivated students were the cause of many disciplinary problems. School administration sought to find a way to help these young men to overcome some of the obstacles, which cause their negative behavior. The focus of the study was to help identify those young men who can be mentors as well as young men who need to be mentored. This project helped provide another way to help some of the ninth grade boys to channel their energy in positive directions to lessen discipline referrals. The findings of this study were shared with the principal, the students involved, the superintendent, and the Board of Education.

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