A Transition Program in Lebanon: The Pre-College Mentoring Program
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at AUB in collaboration with the Department of Education have proven their commitment to the UN Sustainable Agenda motto of “leaving no one behind" by developing and piloting an innovative pre-college mentoring program (PCM) to support at-risk students as they contemplate making the leap from high school to university. This research study aimed to explore the effectiveness and impact of this program and to identify parameters that would inform policy makers and educators on how to best design future similar mentoring programs.
One hundred 11th graders from 11 public schools, several school staff, and 20 faculty members from 10 departments at AUB participated in this study.These departments are agriculture, architecture, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, electrical and computer engineering, media studies, nursing, and physics.
Participating students were exposed to 20 hours of on the-job shadowing experiences, enabling them to conduct, under the guidance of the AUB faculty members, several curriculum-related experiments and real-life applications of concepts studied at school. Through this experiential and immersive learning, students were provided with a platform to practice several skills relevant to the 21 centuries, including communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration and to learn more about majors associated with each discipline. The other 20 hours developed by the University Preparatory Program (UPP) targeted basic life-skills, such as time management, decision making, self-management and other study skills that would promote students' academic success and help them make a well- informed decision related to their college choice and future careers. Additionally, the program encompasses two informative sessions on scholarship opportunities provided by AUB and other universities/NGOs ; admission's requirements and college majors.
After14 years of research and development, the TAMAM project is inviting you to check its recently updated digital library that reflects its research-based designs and school-based improvement experiences.
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