ERIC Number: ED030606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
A Study To Develop a Tutorial Community in the Elementary School. Technical Memorandum (TM Series).
Melaragno, Ralph J.; Newmark, Gerald
A project has been planned to help individualize instruction and change the learning climate by using elementary school pupils to assist each other in learning. A "tutorial community" is being established involving an entire ghetto school of 1,500 students (Pacoima Elementary School, Los Angeles) in intra- and intergrade tutoring, student self-tutoring, and tutoring by teachers, parents, and volunteers. Major features of the program are (1) the central role of students as tutors and helpers; (2) explicit procedures for facilitating change and affective growth (including periodic workshops for various groups of participants); (3) gradual development of the tutorial community (over a seven-year period, taking one grade each year); (4) application of empirical evaluation-revision strategy (the experience of one year being used to review procedures in that grade and to redesign plans for the grade ahead); (5) team approach and community involvement (including joint participation of teachers, administrators, parents, and the research and development staff on work groups to formulate behavioral objectives, select and develop materials, plan evaluation procedures). (Included are a list of tutorial, learning, and school support activities in which students will be involved; description of a hypothetical day in a first grade class; evaluation plans; lists of expected outcomes; and specific procedures for phasing the first 13 months of the study.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.