ERIC Number: ED061150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Tutoring by Students: Who Benefits?
Research Bulletin, v7 n1-2 Spring-Summer 1971
Historically most tutoring studies have been concerned with the impact on the students being tutored. Recently there has been a tendency to look at the impact on the tutor and even to focus the program on that impact. A few recent studies have been concerned with discovering ways to improve the program itself. It has not been possible to isolate the factors which lead to success for the tutors, and in some cases they seem to have been successful in spite of the conditions in which they worked. The focus of the materials and skills has been on the tutee even when the researcher's major concern was with the tutor, and the teachers of the tutors adjust their curriculum to support that of the teachers of the tutees, so that the older students can tutor them. These generalizations suggest that classroom teachers can take advantage of the effect of tutoring upon the tutor through the commonalities that exist within the school curriculum and can encourage tutors to acquire new skills. In tutoring the younger students, the tutor is provided with a unique opportunity to transfer such skills from a knowledge level of learning to an application of knowledge through the principle of learning through teaching. By cooperation at the teacher level, both groups would benefit with the tutor gaining more from the experience than he has done in the past. (MBM)
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individual Instruction, Peer Teaching, Remedial Instruction, Tutoring
J. B. White, Exec. Sec., Florida Educational Research and Development Council, College of Education, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32601 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.