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This article is an analysis of peer mentors, their interaction with students and instructors, the relationships that develop, and understanding the role of peer mentors in and out of the classroom. The mentor program was created in 1990 at a large public university in the western United States as a mentor leadership program under the premise of students helping students. In this study, the authors found that peer mentors identify with five roles of a peer mentor: connecting link, peer leader, learning coach, student advocate, and trusted friend. The authors conclude that two components were found in this study that offer avenues for future research. First, the amount of time in the program can affect responses. Second, gender makes a difference.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
High school reform is currently at the top of the education policy making agenda after years of stagnant achievement and persistent racial and income test score gaps.The authors describe whether small schools, as compared with larger schools, serve an easier-to-educate student body, receive more resources, use those resources differently, and have better outcomes. Further, the authors examine whether there have been changes in segregation and resource equity across the decade contemporaneous with small-school reform efforts.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
This descriptive study investigated the benefits and costs of using electronic portfolios (EPs) in preservice teacher education. Grounded within change theory, the study examined the perspectives of faculty in six programs in which EPs have been used on a large scale for two or more years.
Updated: Jul. 14, 2008