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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24533

Title: The Trimentoring Program: A study of a Unique Mentoring Program to Engage Students
Authors: Arnason, Liza
Advisor: Olson, Paul
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: post secondary education
Race and first generation students
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2010
Abstract: This research project explores the Tri-mentoring Program’s impact on enhancing the student experience, specifically for the new emerging population of racialized and first generation undergraduate students in a Canadian urban university. The study examines how the TMP model attempts to address these students’ unique challenges by creating a holistic student experience, that acknowledges and addresses their lived experiences; encourages them to retain their racial/cultural identities (and values) and external community commitments and beliefs; and facilitates them becoming more empowered and engaged on campus. This research also contributes to the production of knowledge in the area of student engagement. This study introduces and validates the voices and lived experiences of racialized students into the literature, which will be valuable in the future development of new models of student engagement where power is shared and indigenous knowledge and epistemologies are valued- leading to a more engaged and successful student experience.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24533
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