ERIC Number: ED251915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Small-Group Cooperative Learning. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management Number 76.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Annotations from 12 entries in the ERIC database were selected as significant and useful sources of information about small-group cooperative learning. Five of the citations are literature reviews. Among these is a meta-analysis, drawn from 217 studies, about the effects of cooperative learning on student achievement and interpersonal attraction; the analysis also identifies ways to improve and diversify future research. Another literature review cited is a monograph that integrates research findings, based on over 200 items, concerned with student achievement and intergroup relations as two of the major outcomes of cooperative learning. Techniques for implementing small-group instruction are provided in four annotations. A handbook for teachers provides step-by-step procedures for setting up cooperative learning situations; another annotation provides guidelines that teachers and students must follow if they expect small-group instruction to be successful. Finally, three research studies are described, one of which is a long-term study of cooperative learning strategies in elementary grades. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Attraction, Literature Reviews, Small Group Instruction
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.