ERIC Number: ED290296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-24
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Procedures and Issues in Preschool Peer Tutoring and Buddy Systems.
Phelps, Brady; And Others
The paper is a product of the 3-year project, "Functional Mainstreaming for Success," designed to develop a model for instructional mainstreaming of handicapped children (3-6 years old) in community settings. The literature review focuses on research concerning preschool and early school-age peer tutoring and buddy programs. The review is organized into the following topics: what a peer tutor or buddy is, reasons to use peer tutors and buddies, how to use peer tutors and buddies, the tutor tutee relationship, selection of tutors and buddies, and the training of tutors and buddies. The use of a child's peers is seen to supplement the time a teacher can spend with any one child while also teaching social knowledge and developing friendship skills that an adult teacher can't do. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Striefel, Sebastian and Others; Grouping Handicapped and Non-Handicapped Children in Mainstream Settings. The Functional Mainstreaming for Success (FMS) Project. Final Report-Part 3; see EC 201 748.