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ERIC Number: ED153419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Age, Multicultural Peer Tutoring in an Elementary Resource Room.
Jorgensen, E. Sue
Peer tutoring with 12 students in an elementary multi-categorical resource room was initiated as a method of changing interaction from verbal aggression and hostility to overt helpfulness and support for one another. A mini-training session for the six older students instructed them in goals, methods, reinforcement, and modeling. Tutors received rewards of the reinforcement system equal to the student they were tutoring; and after tutoring there was a daily discussion with the tutors about their findings, difficulties, and strategies for a continuing process of remediation and strengthening interpersonal relationships. As the project progressed, the tutors gained in understanding of learning problems and in the process of teaching they firmed-up skills and concepts. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (56th, Kansas City, Missouri, May 2-5, 1978, Session W71)