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ERIC Number: ED248656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Tutoring Special Students.
Osguthorpe, Russell T.
Issues in tutoring handicapped and gifted students are examined in the paper, one of a collection of papers commissioned for the Foundations project on the career development needs of students entering the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Studies are reviewed which assess the effects of tutoring on both tutors and tutees in three broad areas: academic performance, personal/social adjustment, and moral development. Despite the finding that most research on tutoring is descriptive rather than experimental in nature, implications for special students are considered. A review follows of the major types of tutoring (adult-child, peer, and cross-age tutoring). The following are among the broad conclusions formed: (1) that tutoring is one of the most effective methods of instruction available and (2) that tutors can improve their social behaviors, adjustment, and self-esteem. It is suggested that hearing impaired students should benefit greatly from the tutoring experience. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: DeCaro, James J., Ed. and Areson, Ann H., Ed. Teaching, Learning and Development: Volume II. See EC 170 433.