Type of Document Dissertation Author Jones, Barbara Archer URN etd-10262005-101013 Title Effects of a mentor program on the academic success and self concept of selected black males in the junior high school Degree Doctor of Education Department Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Gerstein, Martin Committee Chair Fortune, Jimmie C. Committee Member Hoffman, Libby R. Committee Member Johnson, Jeffrey A. Committee Member Underwood, Kenneth E. Committee Member Keywords
- African American teenage boys Education Virginia A
- Mentoring in education Virginia Alexandria
Date of Defense 1994-05-05 Availability restricted AbstractLack of academic success among Black male students has become a focus of educational debate. Concerned educators have led the search for effective models of intervention and prevention. Current literature indicates that positive interaction with adult male mentors in the educational. setting might foster academic success among Black male students.
This study investigated the effects of a mentor program on the academic success and self concept of selected Black males in the junior high school.
A mentor program was implemented in an Alexandria, Virginia junior high school. Based upon teacher and administrator referral, 50 students who might benefit from participation in a mentor program were identified. Twenty-five students were randomly assigned to the treatment group and participated in the full mentor program. The control group of 25 students was monitored. Eleven city agency and school staff members served as mentors to the experimental group.
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