ERIC Number: ED036484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Teen Tutor and Learning.
Williams, Catharine M.; Burnett, Collins W.
This document describes a cooperative tutorial program designed to break the cycle of educational disadvantagement in urban areas. The program involves three age groups (disadvantaged seventh graders, kindergarten students, and parents of both groups) in three coordinated subprograms: (1) a structured course in human growth and development and family living for seventh graders (materials of which are included in the appendix); (2) a teen tutorial program which enables the seventh graders to apply what they have learned as they work with kindergarten children in a helping relationship under the guidance of classroom teachers; and (3) a limited program to help parents understand the aims and purposes of the other two programs and to gain parental cooperation and reinforcement. The major objective of the project was to determine the extent to which teenagers would change in behavior (self-concept, attitudes toward parents, siblings, school and vocational goals) as a result of professionally planned and supervised learning experiences with preschool youngsters. The eight-chapter booklet describes the origin, setting, staffing, development, and outcomes of the program, as well as the role of information dissemination in its operation, the future of the program in its present context, and possible adaptations of the program to other contexts. (JES)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Child Development, Cooperative Programs, Disadvantaged, Experimental Programs, Junior High School Students, Kindergarten Children, Learning Laboratories, Tutorial Programs, Urban Schools
South-Western City Schools, 3708 S. Broadway, Grove City, Ohio
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.; South-Western City School District, Grove City, OH.