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ERIC Number: EJ804079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-4
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
The Model of the Student Helper under Discussion: Opinion of Participating Students and Their Beneficiaries
Andres, Sol; Barrios, Angela
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v4 n2 p311-332 Sep 2006
In recent years in Spain there has been a growing popular concern as well as research interest in the study of social relations pertaining to coexistence at school, including a desire to know the real incidence and nature of conflicts involved. Thus, a great variety of school interventions have been underway, with the aim of reducing the incidence of conflicts and of improving the interventions themselves. In the realm of educational innovation, programmes based on "peer education" and help between peers, mainly from the Anglosaxon tradition, have become increasingly widespread at schools around our country. The following paper addresses first year assessment of a peer helper program implemented in a secondary school in Madrid. The qualitative methodology applied for data collection was the group discussion, reflecting opinions of the students directly involved in the program, both the student helpers themselves and other students at the school, based on their own experience as the protagonists or beneficiaries of the program. They underscore positive aspects as well as make critical judgments about their own performance and about the program, they show how direct involvement in the program is effective in developing social skills, and they open the way for improving the intervention itself. (Contains 4 tables and 2 footnotes.)
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain (Madrid)