ERIC Number: ED021903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Studies in Tutoring.
Cloward, Robert D.
This is the report of a demonstration tutorial project which was conducted in New York City as part of the Mobilization for Youth program. Eleven tutorial centers were established in neighborhood elementary schools, and 240 students from local academic and vocational high schools were hired to tutor 544 fourth- and fifth-grade pupils. Each center was run by a master teacher, who, in addition to administrative activities, was responsible for training the tutors. For the purposes of evaluation tutors and tutees eligible for the program were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Experimental pupils were tutored either once or twice a week for 2 hours. Findings are reported concerning the impact of the program on the participants' reading achievement, school marks, behavior, and attitudes before and after their tutoring experience. Also presented are specific recommendations for the establishment of similar tutorial programs. Separate technical reports containing extensive evaluation data on both the pupils and their tutors are included. (LB)
Descriptors: After School Education, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Control Groups, Data, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Experimental Groups, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Inner City, Master Teachers, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Social Work Research Center.
Identifiers: Homework Helper Program; Iowa Silent Reading Tests; Mobilization for Youth; New York (New York); New York Tests of Growth in Reading