ERIC Number: ED199992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Cross Age and Peer Tutoring: Help for Children with Learning Problems. What Research and Experience Say to the Teacher of Exceptional Children.
Jenkins, Joseph R.; Jenkins, Linda M.
The monograph focuses on tutoring as a means of improving achievement in handicapped and disadvantaged students. Chapter 1 looks at some of the factors which detract from instructional time, and points out some of the benefits of tutoring which are supported by research. Peer or cross age tutoring is discussed in Chapter 2 in terms of academic skills improvement in tutors and noncognitive benefits for tutors. A third chapter looks at elements of an effective tutoring program with sections on programed vs. directed tutoring, content of instruction, establishment of mastery levels, frequency and duration of tutoring lessons, tutor training and supervision, measurement of progress, and selection of tutor student pairs. Chapter 4 briefly outlines some of the important decisions and activities for teachers who implement a cross age tutoring program. Drawing on the materials developed by the National School Volunteer Program, Chapter 5 presents an overview of volunteer services, recruiting strategies, and procedures for managing volunteers in the classroom. A final chapter offers additional comments on tutoring. Appended are materials to illustrate how to prepare tutors for work with low performing children. (SB)
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Peer Teaching, Program Development, Tutoring, Volunteers
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($7.25, Publication No. 212).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.