ERIC Number: ED113981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Peer-Tutoring Programs for the Academically Deficient Student in Higher Education.
Tutoring programs are viewed as being among the most successful of the several programs designed to provide academic support in postsecondary educational institutions for students who have weak formal educational backgrounds. Peer-tutoring programs designed specifically to serve students from educationally deficient backgrounds in postsecondary institutions are rather new and have been implemented in response to the relatively large number of students with weak educational backgrounds who now enter two- and four-year colleges and universities. This document was organized to provide information in the following areas about special peer-tutoring programs in postsecondary institutions: their development, goals and objectives, academic areas for tutoring, funding, selection of peer tutors, training programs for peer tutors, compensation of peer tutors, entry and exit criteria for tutees, tutee-tutor ratios, arrangements for the tutoring, and perceptions of program success. Using data of the above sort, the essential ingredients of peer-tutoring programs are discussed. A directory of tutoring programs for educationally deficient students surveyed in this study has been provided. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Directories, Educationally Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Peer Teaching, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Training, Tutoring
Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, University of California, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, 5th Floor, Berkeley, California 94704
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.