ERIC Number: ED351304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Peer Tutors in the High School Health and Physical Education Department Adaptive Program.
Cozza, Richard J.
As a result of parent pressure, 12 students with severe mental and physical disabilities, previously educated outside the physical education facility, were integrated into an adaptive physical education program in a regular high school. This paper describes a project designed to begin a peer tutoring program to promote positive interactions between high school students and their peers with severe mental and physical disabilities; to cultivate higher self-esteem and a greater sensitivity on the part of all students regardless of abilities or disabilities; and to foster responsibility, confidence, and pride for all students. Peer tutor training, offered as a 1-year credit course, was open to all students. Copies of the following course materials are incorporated into this document: (1) a course selection guide description and information sheet; (2) a course syllabus; (3) a list of readings; (4) class schedule; (5) projects; (6) a parent permission slip for peer tutors to leave campus to actively participate in training; (7) an initial and a final student survey; (8) a student evaluation form for the peer tutoring program; (9) a peer tutoring grade sheet, with explanation; and (10) a peer tutor's communication sheet. (Contains 23 references.) (LL)
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