M.A. in School Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Education, Elementary; Mentoring in education
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mentoring at-risk students in grades 1-5 (n=19) using action research. Students were partnered with teachers who volunteered for the study. Data regarding frequency and duration of contact, changes in academic, social, and behavioral skills, in student perceptions of school, and reactions of the mentors was collected for five months. Mentors and mentees defined their experiences of working together. The experiences for the mentors ranged from positive to negative. All mentees reported positive feelings. Mentors, mentees, and classroom teachers provided input into the strengths and weaknesses of the mentoring program. Results demonstrated a correlation between effort on the part of the mentors and changes in attitude and performance for the mentees. Implications for the use of a mentoring program are discussed.
Withstandley, Emily, "Mentoring of at-risk students in an elementary setting" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1098.