ERIC Number: ED120296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Project S.T.E.P.: Seniors Tutor for Educational Progress.
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. This manual presents information on the senior citizens in the project, how to recruit senior tutors, training activities used, how to admit students to the program, how to pair students and tutors, programming and program implementation and program facilities. Evaluation of program effectiveness includes cognitive objectives such as improvement in reading, math, and handwriting skills, and affective objectives such as self-concept, classroom and home behavior, and personal adjustment. Several combined approaches used to encourage a student to create materials are described, and samples of learning games produced by various students are provided. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Demonstration Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Persons, Grade 7, Grade 8, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Older Adults, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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