ERIC Number: ED043706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Tutorial Community Project: Report of the First Year (May 1968-June 1969).
Newmark, Gerald; Melaragno, Ralph J.
This is a first-year report of an attempt to create a tutorial community in an elementary school. The goal is a learning community of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and researchers who are expected to work together in planning and conducting instruction. The students will hopefully develop a capacity for self-directed study and positive attitudes towards learning and the school, as evidenced by higher levels of academic achievement and concern for other students. The Tutorial Community Project is proceeding in three main areas: (1) tutoring and related learning activities; (2) encounters or intensive group discussion; and, (3) community-school involvement activities. Activities in these three areas are being intoduced to the entire spectrum of elementary grades (K through 6). After the first years, the results are fairly encouraging; however, many changes were made to meet problems as they arose. Experiments with the children serving as tutors made the most rapid progress, although the development of a sense of community among teachers, students, and parents was not as successful. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Pacoima, CA.
Identifiers: California; Pacoima Elementary School CA