ERIC Number: ED158845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship of Sibling Caretaking and Attentiveness to a Peer Tutor. Technical Report #20.
Gallimore, Ronald; And Others
Ethnographically derived measures of sibling caretaking were correlated with attentiveness to a peer tutor for 26 kindergarten children in the Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP). It was hypothesized that children raised in a sibling caretaking system would be more accustomed to learning from other children than those reared primarily by adults. For both boys and girls, greater male sibcare experience was positively associated with number of seconds on-task in a dyadic peer tutoring session. Regular classroom on-task rate, and measures of ability and achievement were more highly correlated with attentiveness to the peer tutor. The influence of the individual tutor was as great as any other variable considered, including IQ and certainly greater than a child's experience with sibling caretaking. Limitations of the peer tutoring format are discussed briefly. (SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii