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ERIC Number: ED228722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Tutoring: A National Perspective.
Smith, Patricia K.
To determine the trend of school tutoring programs in the states, a survey letter was sent to all 50 state superintendents of public instruction. Of the 48 replies received, 8 states indicated they have some type of statewide program, and 41 reported local tutoring programs. An analysis of the data led to several conclusions. There appears to be a trend toward tutoring at the state or local levels, though at both levels programs are very diverse, ranging from programs for juvenile offenders to those for Native Americans, to those for low achieving elementary students. Many tutoring programs focus on reading, including federally funded prorams such as Title I. Most states use adults as tutors, though peers or older students are also utilized. Several nationally recognized volunteer groups, such as the Laubach Literacy Program, are used at district or local levels. The authors conclude that tutoring programs are beneficial, especially to students who need extra individual attention, and are so diverse as to allow districts to choose programs to meet their unique needs. A summary of the responses from each state concerning its tutoring programs is included. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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