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Deborah Hansen

TITLE:  The Effects of School-Based Mentoring on Classroom Engagement of Middle School Students of Color in a Mostly White Urban School

ABSTRACT:  How can school-based mentoring increase middle school students’ of color classroom engagement in a predominantly White urban school?  This study focuses on the effects of mentor strategies to better engage, academically and emotionally, students of color in a largely White urban middle school in Minnesota. In this study, students of color were identified as African-American and Asian-American students. Engagement is here defined as increased student emotional comfort level, “connectedness,” and increased student desire to follow basic classroom expectations of appropriate attendance and completed class assignments.


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Author: Urban Teacher Program Manager
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