ERIC Number: ED117048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
Improvement, Supervision, and Dissemination of a Model Cross-Age Tutoring Program.
Breedlove, Donnie L.
This practicum was developed (1) to improve, supervise, and disseminate a model cross-age tutoring program, and (2) to determine if a tutorial program would increase the sight vocabulary of 100 second grade students in the Dallas Independent School District. A secondary purpose was to determine if such a program would improve the reading grades, peer relations, and general academic performance of the 100 fifth and sixth grade tutors. Evaluation was accomplished by pretests and posttests administered to the second, fifth, and sixth grade students to measure peer relations, academic performance, and achievement in sight vocabulary in four experimental schools and four control schools. Other evaluation instruments were used to obtain reactions of parents, teachers, and principals to the program. As a result of the program, dramatic increases were observed in acquisition of sight vocabulary skills of the tutored students. Less dramatic improvements were observed in academic achievement, peer relations, and reading grades of both tutors and tutees. The principals, teachers, and parents displayed positive reactions to the program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Education (Nova University)