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ERIC Number: ED081627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 86
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Peer Teaching as a Facilitator of Learning: Using Conservation of Substance as a Measure.
Richer, Howard Marshall
The use of equivalent-age children as tutors was investigated, and the cognitive changes of these tutors was examined. All first and second grade boys at two elementary schools were administered a pretest, and all those in a transitional stage of development between non-conservation and conservation of substance were selected for inclusion in the study. One-third of these transitional students were assigned to a control group; the remaining two-thirds were exposed to two ten-minute training sessions where subjects were paired off according to similar scoring on the pretest and one of the pair was randomly appointed to the role of teacher. A week later a posttest, highly correlated to the pretest, was administered. Results showed that the equivalent-age tutor group showed a greater number of conservers on the posttest than the student group, and that the tutor group showed greater gains than the control group both by the number reaching full conservation as well as intra-test improvement. The student group did not show significant improvement as compared to the controls. (Author/DT)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles