ERIC Number: ED387568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Turning Potential School Dropouts into Graduates: The Case for School-Based One-to-One Tutoring. Research Report 95-07.
Ainsworth, Robert G.
Tutoring is recommended as one of several possible ways to help keep students in school. This report is based on a literature review and conversations with researchers, educators, and students. In spite of recent reductions in dropout rates, they remain high, especially in large urban schools. An extensive body of literature supports the effectiveness of one-on-one tutoring for its cognitive and emotional benefits. Such tutoring is particularly effective when teachers are used as tutors, although peer tutoring and tutoring by community volunteers have been effective. While it is difficult to work tutoring time into the school day, a number of scheduling options have been developed that make it possible to allow students some time for tutoring. A further problem is then providing an adequate supply of tutors. Peer tutoring and community resources present possible solutions at costs that can be tolerated. Recommendations are offered to permit one-on-one tutoring during the school day. An appendix lists nine guides for improving tutoring programs. (Contains 33 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
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