ERIC Number: ED126208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Buddy-Tutor Project. Hilo Intermediate School. Final Report, March-July, 1974.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Social Welfare Development and Research Center.
An operational description of the 1973-74 Buddy-Tutor Project at Hilo Intermediate School in Hilo, Hawaii and an evaluative assessment of its outcome with statistical treatment of the data is provided in this report. This project is an exploratory behavioral intervention program for educationally deprived students and focuses its efforts on the improvement of academic and school oriented behaviors. The tutor component of the project consists of the delivery of academic remedial services through the use of the peer tutoring strategy adopted from the Operation Tutor Project. The buddy component consists of the mediation and advocacy efforts of the project buddies to support and maintain student academic progress. The efforts involve buddy contacts with parents and teachers to create supportive conditions for learning, and the use of positive, nonacademic activities to motivate student learning. The project is successful in reaching its goals and attaining its objectives, and effective in helping the pupils to acquire social and academic behaviors which are essential for success in schools and the community. Academic improvement is shown most clearly in reading and mathematics skills, the tutored subjects. Improvement in attitudes toward the environment is also indicated. It is recommended that the project be continued with at least thirty weeks of consistent and well organized implementations. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Federal Programs, Individual Instruction, Individualized Programs, Intermediate Grades, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Self Concept, Study Centers, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Social Welfare Development and Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I