Date of Award

12-7-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Ed.

Department

Education

First Advisor

Salinitri, Geri

Keywords

In-School Mentoring, Risk and Resilience, Self-Efficacy, Service-Learning Project, Social Learning Theory

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

In this case study design I explore the Student Success Teachers (SSTs) perspectives on the impact of a service-learning program, LEAD program has on their students, teacher candidates and themselves in their role. LEAD is presented as a proactive approach for 21st century learning as it promotes resiliency skills for our in-risk youth. I identify the challenges and benefits it presents to the SSTs, teacher candidates, and in-risk students within the two local school boards. Both former and current SSTs were interviewed on their experiences with implementing the LEAD program as part of their student success initiatives within their school. Data was collected and analyzed both through pencil and paper and audio recordings. The results of this study indicated 4 main themes that were present amongst all interviews. The themes were: communication, selection process, group dynamics, and assessment and evaluation.

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