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ERIC Number: ED169803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Pages: 10
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The Efficacy of Voluntary vs. Compulsory Tutorial Program
Suen, Hoi
The effect of three different modes of providing tutorial services on the academic performances of special services program students was investigated. The types of tutorial systems were voluntary, compulsory, and combining voluntary and compulsory tutoring. The sample consisted of all freshmen who participated in the Developmental Education Program in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the fall semester of 1978. The students were admitted into the program on the basis of a set of social, economic, and educational criteria and all participants were considered underachievers. Results from a one way analysis of variance showed no significant differences in grade point average among recipients of the three different tutorial systems. The low utilization rate of voluntary tutorial services suggests that it might be more practical to offer tutorial services on a compulsory basis to special services program participants. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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