ERIC Number: ED113868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The School Resource Progam: Alternative Tutoring Models for Delivering Supportive Services to L.D. Children in Mainstream Education.
Post, Carole K.
Described and evaluated are four alternative tutoring models for delivering supportive educational services to elementary grade learning disabled children in regular classes. Discussed are problems of individual programing and models such as the "Cascade of Services" to provide for differing educational needs. It is explained that the alternative models have all been used at a St. Paul, Minnesota elementary school within the context of a total school resource program which is outlined. Described are the following models: one-to-one tutoring model, rotating learning stations model (with a teacher-student ratio of 3-1), the open skills scheduling model (in which children rotate through individually assigned independent tasks or reading with teacher), and the high intensity learning system model (which involves correlating instructional needs with reading behaviors in a commercially published package). It is reported that in a 2-year study comparing the effectiveness of learning disabled high school tutors with adult tutors no significant differences were found; that in a study comparing the tutoring model with the rotated learning stations model no significant differences were found; and that a third study to determine the effectiveness of the entire resource program showed greater than expected gains in reading, spelling, and mathematics. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Federation of Learning Disabilities (Second International Scientific Conference, Brussels, Belgium, January 3-7, 1975); Pages 39-41 may reproduce poorly