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ERIC Number: ED176165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Establishing Supervising Behaviors in Eighth Graders and Peer-Tutoring Behaviors in First Graders.
Jason, Leonard A.; Frasure, Susan
Cross-age and peer-tutoring projects are innovative approaches which both harness untapped school resources and provide opportunities for children to help one another. In order to implement effective tutoring programs, there is a need to delineate precise tutoring behaviors employed, as well as the requisite behaviors of supervisors. A multiple baseline design was used to document the establishment of supervising behaviors (corrective feedback, restating questions, contingent praise) in a class of eighth graders. The eighth graders then successfully used prompts to teach peer-tutoring behaviors to an entire class of first graders. The continued usage of peer-tutoring skills in the absence of prompting by university observers suggests that eighth graders can effectively implement a peer-tutoring program without adult supervision once they have recieved appropriate supervisory training. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (51st, Chicago, Illinois, May 3-5, 1979); Best copy available