Mentoring success probed;In brief

1st May 1998 at 01:00
Education junior minister Estelle Morris has announced a pound;100,000 programme to gather evidence in support of mentoring and to start new schemes. The Government has shared the growing enthusiasm for projects where young people are taken under the wing of mentors such as older peers or local business people, but there is concern at the lack of hard evidence that such schemes work. If ministers are to fund them significantly - or persuade the private sector to stump up time or money - more proof is needed.

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