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ERIC Number: EJ906537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Social Behavior in Cooperative Groups: Students at Risk for ADHD and Their Peers
Zentall, Sydney S.; Kuester, Deitra A.; Craig, Bruce A.
Journal of Educational Research, v104 n1 p28-41 2011
Cooperative learning has broad support as an instructional strategy to improve achievement. If the social behavior of students at risk for ADHD could be documented, cooperative groups could also provide a context for intervention. To this purpose, we observed 22 same-gender triads, with or without a member at risk for ADHD during problem-solving performance. Findings were that at-risk students exhibited more negative verbal, off-task, and less cooperative behavior. Unexpected findings were that their groups were also more successful. Educational implications when planning group experiences were described in terms of (a) the identification of behavior to anticipate from students at risk, (b) how students' behavior can alter the behavior of their general education peers, and (c) the importance of interventions for all group members, especially boys. (Contains 6 notes, 4 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A