ERIC Number: ED030614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-31
Youth Tutoring Youth: It Worked. A Report of an In-School Neighborhood Youth Corps Demonstration Project.
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
This document reports a 1967 summer pilot program designed to serve as a model for uniting the Youth Tutoring Youth concept with the Neighborhood Youth Corps. An introductory section overviews the project in which 200 14- and 15-year olds who were not achieving well in school and who had fallen below grade level in reading were trained to serve as tutors for elementary school children from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Main sections of the report describe (1) "How It Worked in Newark" where nonprofessional Negro women of the neighborhood supervised groups of tutors and tutees and (2) "How It Worked in Philadelphia" where the program was more closely linked with the school system. Appendixes include lists of project personnel with age, sex, and ethnic distribution of tutors and tutees; description of the preservice training of teachers, tutor supervisors, and tutors and of the inservice training and remediation for tutors; an annotated bibliography of books and other teaching materials selected for the project; daily schedules; description of field trips and of the effects of the Newark riots on the program; an evaluation of tutor and tutee achievement and assessment of each aspect of the program; plans for extension of the Philadelphia program; and an outline of procedures for establishing an inschool Neighborhood Youth Corps tutoring program. ED 026 340 is a related document. (JS)
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.