Developing an Indigenous Mentoring Program for faculty mentoring American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students in STEM: a qualitative study

Sweeney Windchief, Raquel Arouca, Blakely Brown

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Abstract

Researchers have demonstrated that tutoring is an effective 10 instructional model that relies upon the relationships among the tutor, the tutee, and the curriculum and not merely instructional skills or strategies. In our microethnographic case study, we investigated interactional patterns of two tutors who were pre service literacy teachers working 15 individually with Andy, a first grade student, in a university reading center. Through deductive coding of tutoring videos, the researchers found that ingrained tutoring scripts and metaphors for learning adversely impacted the instructional relationships between the tutors and Andy. 20 Scripts and metaphors limited the enacted behaviors of the tutee and the tutors since a pursuit of right answers dominated their work together. This, in turn, resulted in many missed opportunities for Andy to make substantial contributions to the tutoring interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-523
Number of pages21
JournalMentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2018

Keywords

  • Reading clinic
  • dialogue
  • instructional strategies
  • script
  • struggling reader
  • tutoring

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