ERIC Number: ED120295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project S.T.E.P.: Seniors Tutor for Educational Progress. Annual Evaluation Report, July 1974 - June 1975.
Easton-Redding Regional School District 9, CT.
The general objective of this project is to enhance the educational and psycho-social development of seventh and eighth grade students who are experiencing learning or psycho-social deficits. This is accomplished through a meaningful tutorial relationship with a senior citizen aide. Together, the adolescent student and tutor create educational devices which the adolescent in turn uses to tutor elementary school pupils. A pre-post experimental design is used to evaluate the two specific objectives listed and their components: academic remediation (academic achievement, intellectual ability, written expression, and school grades) and psycho-social growth (internal external locus of control, self concept, classroom and home behavior, self rating of behavior, and adjustment). Findings indicate that program participants increase their academic knowledge and skills in that pupils are able to maintain and exceed the academic growth expected of normal students. As a group, pupils in the program grow from a functioning range indicative of low average intelligence to the average intelligence range. Participation in the program seems to have an effect on the students' personal development (as indicated by an increase in internal orientation to life) and by favorable changes on important attitudinal and behavioral dimensions indicative of positive mental health. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Cross Age Teaching, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Persons, Grade 7, Grade 8, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Easton-Redding Regional School District 9, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III