ERIC Number: ED038329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Training Students To Tutor.
Harrison, Grant Von; And Others
Objectives of a four-phase study were (1) the discovery of relevant tutoring techniques when upper-grade elementary students tutor first-grade children who are having difficulty with sentence equations; (2) the empirical validation of the specified tutoring techniques identified; (3) the development and validation of an instrument for assessing a tutor's mastery of the specified tutoring techniques; and (4) the specification and validation of tutor-training procedures. A trial-and-revision strategy used during the first three phases involved the formulation of an idea, trying it out with a small number of students, and revising it on the basis of the trial. The final phase consisted of using the training procedures identified to train 16 upper-grade elementary students in the use of the specified tutoring techniques and then using the Tutor Observation Scales developed to measure the effectiveness of the tutor-training procedures as the trainees tutored first grade students. The training procedures were found effective in training the student tutors to use the 10 specified tutoring techniques; their overall mastery was 89.6 percent. (Appended are the Tutor Observation Scales with instructions for use, the Tutor Criterion Behaviors, and training materials for tutor independent study including review charts and cue cards.) (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.