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ERIC Number: EJ804768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Risk and Responsibility: The Potential of Peer Teaching to Address Negative Leadership
Morrison, Morag
Improving Schools, v7 n3 p217-226 2004
The article describes a cross-age peer teaching project which sought to explore the potential of peer teaching in encouraging disruptive secondary school pupils to participate more positively in school. Two Year 9 girls from a challenging urban secondary school were selected to teach a group of Year 6 pupils in the nearby primary school. The Year 9 students had been identified as negative leaders--popular, but disengaged from academic learning. However, there was one area of the curriculum in which the students were engaged--drama. The project involved the girls at each step of the intervention, encouraging them to feel that they were stakeholders in the learning of others. This experience revealed some of the reasons why the girls had become negative leaders. The study also suggests the contribution that constructive challenge can make to developing the self-esteem and confidence necessary for changes of behaviour.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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