ERIC Number: ED026340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Administrator's Memo: Youth Tutoring Youth.
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
This manual, designed for the use of administrators in implementing a Youth Tutoring Youth Program (developed to encourage positive attitudes in tutors towards going to school, holding jobs, and helping others), outlines the employment of underachieving, disadvantaged 14- and 15-year-old Neighborhood Youth Corps enrollees as tutors for elementary school children. The introductory section on "Selling the Concept" describes some of the effects of successful 1967 summer programs in Newark, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.: the acceptance and profitable use of responsibility by tutors, increased learning for tutors as well as for tutees, increased tutor literacy, and advantageous rearrangement of vocational desires, the enhancement of sympathy for the classroom teacher, increased self-knowledge and pride through identifying with and helping younger children, a greater use of books, the growth of creativity in attempts to interest tutees, the development of good work habits, and a closer school community relationship. Also described are the k"ds of staff needed, materials and supplies needed, the training sessions, the paperwork involved, the daily operation of the program, public relations methods used, methods of obtaining funds, selection of sites, and recruitment and selection of tutors and tutees. Additional structural plans, including qualifications for staff members, organizational outlines for implementation, and personnel forms are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: After School Education, Cross Age Teaching, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Program Descriptions, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Underachievement, Urban Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Newark; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)