ERIC Number: ED041735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Mutually Aided Learning.
Anderson, Ronald D.; And Others
Reported is a study of the efficacy of mutually aided learning in science, defined as the systematic and long term use of high school students in an instructional role in elementary school science classes. A group of five or six high school juniors or seniors served as instructors in an elementary school science class, with each high school student, called a learning assistant, working closely with about five elementary students. The learning assistants taught forty minutes per session and three sessions per week for 13 weeks. The basic design of the study included comparison of classes which had teams of learning assistants with classes involving only the regular teacher. Eight intermediate level classes using science units developed by the Elementary Science Study were involved. The results of the study indicated that (1) the three major factors of school, teacher, and learning assistant influence student outcomes, and (2) there is an interaction between the factors of school and learning assistant. This work was prepared under an ESEA Title III contract. (LC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cherry Creek School District 5, Englewood, CO.; Colorado Univ., Boulder.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: Elementary Science Study; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minne., March 5-8, 1970)