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ERIC Number: EJ921046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
Peer Educators in Learning Assistance Programs: Best Practices for New Programs
Wilson, Wendy L.; Arendale, David R.
New Directions for Student Services, n133 p41-53 Spr 2011
Peer educators have a critical role to play in the delivery of a wide variety of important programs on college campuses. Nowhere is this more evident than in learning assistance programs. These programs, typically housed in a learning center or learning assistance office, include tutoring and mentoring and often take the form of individual and group support in study skills, note-taking, writing, and math skills. Starting a new peer education program in learning assistance requires attention to critical program components. It is critical to consider the design principles for peer education and the needed resources before implementing a learning assistance program that utilizes peer educators. This article discusses essential elements to consider when beginning a new program and describes critical components of successful programs. The authors present resources that would be useful to those considering beginning a peer education program in learning assistance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan; Missouri; New York