Utilization of college students to improve inner-city school children's academic behavior

Irwin Sandler, John W. Reich, Jerry Doctolero

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A program using college students as tutor/counselors with low-achieving, inner-city, junior high school students is described and evaluated. The college students, who were primarily ethnic minorities, played a multifaceted role as tutors, counselors, and role models of academic achievement. The evaluation assessed program effects across groups (program versus control), two schools and two program administrations, using analysis of covariance. Results supported positive program impact in the students using teacher ratings of classwork effort, quality, and attitude, and in the students' self-reported attitudes toward education, educational aspirations, and expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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