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Caldarella, Paul; Gomm, Robert Jeff; Shatzer, Ryan H.; Wall, D. Gary – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
While research has been conducted concerning the effects of school-based mentoring on at risk students, limited work has focused on the volunteer mentors. This study examined the motivations of adult volunteers and the benefits of their participation in a six-month, school-based mentoring program. A total of 31 volunteers completed adapted…
Descriptors: Mentors, Volunteers, Motivation, At Risk Students
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Boylan, Colin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2008
As environmental changes become a significant societal issue, elementary science curricula need to develop students' understanding about the key concepts of energy and climate change. For teachers, developing quality learning experiences involves establishing what their students' prior understanding about energy and climate change are. A survey…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Energy, Climate, Concept Formation