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Title:From Sand to Cement: Understanding the Big Brothers Big Sisters School Buddies Program in Champaign-Urbana
Author(s):Jackson, Kashelia BriAnne
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Anderson, James D.
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Black Studies
Abstract:This study is an examination of the infrastructure of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign County SchoolBuddies program. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of what structural components are conducive for creating strong mentoring bonds and establishing positive mentoring relationships. In this study eight mentor/mentee pairs from Prairie Elementary School of Urbana, IL were observed and interviewed. Additionally, mentors were surveyed and other adults involved in the program were also interviewed. The results of this study have significant implications in that they can offer valuable insights for creating improved mentoring initiatives.
Issue Date:2003
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:229 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79727
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086087
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003


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