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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
  • African American teenage boys Education Virginia A
  • Mentoring in education Virginia Alexandria
Date of Defense 1994-05-05
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Lack 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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