ERIC Number: ED376985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Study Buddies. Project Seed.
The Study Buddies program is a partnership between an upper elementary classroom and a primary classroom. The program could be modified for any grade level as long as all the class members are willing to work with a different grade level class on a regular basis throughout the school year. Participating students and teachers plan social activities, academic enrichment sessions, and social service projects that can be done cooperatively. The primary goal of the Study Buddies program is to foster cooperation between students and teachers at different grade levels, but other goals include increasing effective communication, promoting responsible citizenship through service projects, and providing enrichment activities for all students. Most activities are shared on a whole class basis on an established schedule, but buddies also do things together on their own. The program may be used in all areas of the curriculum. Observable outcomes in the students who participate in the program include: planning and organizational skills; appreciation of varied developmental skills; adjustment to personality and skill differences; better listening skills; higher self-esteem; and mutual respect between older and younger students. The Study Buddies program is an inexpensive program with the cost depending entirely on the activities selected. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.