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ERIC Number: ED401394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
From Coast to Coast: A Report on Tutor Training in Canada.
Campbell, Pat
Questionnaires on tutor training workshops were distributed to volunteers working within 46 Canadian community-based (CB) or voluntary programs; 56 percent of the programs responded. The study explored the distinguishing features of CB and volunteer literacy programs, terms used interchangeably. Questionnaires were mailed to all provinces and territories with the exception of the Northwest Territories. Prince Edward Island was the only province that did not respond. Findings indicated that tutor trainers provided workshops that ranged in length from 3-33 hours. Respondents rated tutor training as a primary component in programming. The fundamental reasons for tutor training revolved around the necessity of providing students with knowledgeable, qualified tutors. Respondents used equally the terms "facilitator" and "tutor trainer" to describe the person who delivered training. Respondents were evenly split in their approach to designing workshops: top down or bottom up. Workshop evaluation ranged from informal to formal and formative to summative. Workshop content emphasized "practical" topics such as reading and writing strategies. Tutors' questions at workshops revolved around four themes: methodology, confidence, support, and progress. Respondents questioned the amount of learning that occurred and the relationship between training and practice. (Contains 48 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada