ERIC Number: ED136776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Development of Educational Methods and Techniques Adapted to the Specific Conditions of the Developing Countries. Peer Tutoring: Operational Description of Various Systems and Their Applications.
This study describes various patterns of peer tutoring and is based on the use of cultural traditions and endogenous methods, on techniques and equipment acquired from other cultures, on problems presented by the adoption of educational technologies, and on methods needing little sophisticated equipment. A dozen peer tutoring systems are documented, primarily, the "Petites Ecoles" in France; the "Learning through Teaching,""Youth Teaching Youth," and "Keller Plan" in the United States; the "Madras System" in India; and the "Media--Activated Learning Groups" program in Denmark. It is concluded that peer tutoring is a flexible method, adaptable to different educational situations and to highly varied socio-cultural environments. It is equally adaptable to every educational level and is able to benefit from the most recent advancements in the field of media and from research findings in psychology and social psychology. It is thought to be a valid solution to certain problems in educational development in the countries of the Third World. (DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Methods, Materials, and Techniques.