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Watts, Gavin W.; McKenna, John W. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2022
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) are frequently on the receiving end of intervention models (e.g., social skills training) in which targeted skills are modeled and practiced in unnatural arrangements (i.e., teacher-led). Special educators consistently report a need for effective interventions and instructional arrangements…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Students with Disabilities
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Silverman, Rebecca D.; Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Peercy, Megan M.; Taylor, Karen S. – Reading Teacher, 2021
In this article, we report on a cross-age peer learning program, the Martha's True Stories Reading Buddies program, focused on supporting the vocabulary and comprehension of multilingual learners and their peers in elementary school. We describe the principles of the program and provide information about our evaluation of the program. Then, we…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Elementary School Students, Cross Age Teaching, Peer Teaching
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Frankel, Katherine K.; Fields, Susan S.; Ward, Alessandra E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2021
Prior research on peer literacy teaching tends to be conceptualized as peer tutoring and often focuses on the cognitive aspects of reading (e.g., skills, strategies). In this multiple case study, we draw on theories of identity and positioning to propose a conceptual shift from "tutoring" to "mentoring" to also describe the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Mentors, Reading Instruction, Peer Teaching
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Hemphill, Michael A.; Martinek, Tom – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Cross-aged teaching programs provide leadership experiences to youth who aim to influence children to be responsible, caring, and compassionate. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a leadership development protocol on relationship development in an established cross-aged teaching program. Method: Guided by the…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Interpersonal Relationship
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Kraft, Matthew A.; Falken, Grace T. – AERA Open, 2021
In this thought experiment, we explore how to make access to individualized instruction and academic mentoring more equitable by taking tutoring to scale as a permanent feature of the U.S. public education system. We first synthesize the tutoring and mentoring literature and characterize the landscape of existing tutoring programs. We then outline…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Mentors, Public Schools, Access to Education
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Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Robert D.; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia; Wang, Chih-hsuan – School Community Journal, 2022
This article examines the persistent problem of student literacy, the range of tutoring solutions, and implications for peer teaching in cooperative learning teams. Possible school reforms that reflect practices in other countries with high student test scores and peer norms in support of tutoring are described. An online poll was completed by 190…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Peer Teaching, Middle School Students
Rabe, Karyn S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study describes the synergetic elements within mentoring relationships that allow a bond to develop. Through a single case, a voluntary high school mentoring club in the Western United States, mentoring relationships were analyzed. The study was designed to examine the specific shared elements of mentoring relationships that form the…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Mentors, Resilience (Psychology), High School Students
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Haynes, Kathi; Brendle, Janna – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
To address the problem of low achieving math students, a cross-age math tutoring intervention paired middle school tutors with kindergarten and first grade students with low math skills. This instrumental group case study explored the effects of the intervention on the math skills of the students through teacher interviews and the testing program…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Tutoring, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Baumgartner, Karin; Brown, Connor; Demschar, Isabel; Rellaford, David; Tanner, Keaton; Thomas, Alyssa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
The article discusses a year-long outreach activity, "Sparking interest in German." Five University of Utah German students engaged in the AATG/Goethe-Institut-sponsored SPARK program and taught German to local middle schoolers. At the heart of this outreach project were questions such as whether student-run outreach programs could truly…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, German, Outreach Programs, Student Interests
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Watts, Gavin W.; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Carroll, Megan L. – Behavioral Disorders, 2019
The purpose of this quantitative synthesis was to evaluate the effectiveness and related outcomes of the cross-age tutoring model when students with or at risk for emotional-behavioral disorders (EBD) serve as tutors. Research questions were posed to identify the shared and unique components (e.g., dosage, tutor training) of the cross-age tutoring…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Cross Age Teaching, Tutors
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Nabors, Laura; Poteet, April; Blankemeyer, Clare Zlatic; Kamphaus, Allison – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Service-learning provides opportunities for adolescents to foster leadership skills, learn about those in different social circumstances, and enhance civic engagement. Objectives: This pilot study described the implementation and evaluation of a service-learning project to train adolescents as coaches to teach social and emotional…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Service Learning, Cross Age Teaching
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Worker, Steven M.; Iaccopucci, Anne M.; Bird, Marianne; Horowitz, Marcel – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
A promising approach to support positive youth development is having adolescents serve as teachers for younger children. Through a qualitative interview study, we explored adolescents' development in their role serving as teachers for younger elementary-age children during out-of-school time; programs were managed by the University of California…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Cross Age Teaching, Tutoring, Youth Programs
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Zeneli, Mirjan; Tymms, Peter; Bolden, David – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2018
Peer tutoring is a form of structured peer learning technique. This study develops and tests a new form of peer tutoring technique, 'Interdependent Cross-Age Peer Tutoring' (ICAT). The method is informed by the 'what works literature' within peer tutoring and brings together crucial elements which have been shown to provide high effect sizes.…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Tutors
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Montoya-Ávila, Angélica; García, Andrés A.; Peercy, Megan Madigan; Silverman, Rebecca – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This study examined how cross-age peers (ages 5-6 and 9-10) used and responded to Spanish (L1) as they read and talked about informational texts together written in English (L2). Grounded in sociocultural discourse analysis, we analyzed video recordings and transcripts from 10 sessions of peer reading in two elementary schools. We coded student…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Deane, Kelsey L.; Meissel, Kane; Moore, Julie; Gillham, Bridgette – Applied Developmental Science, 2018
To engage more youth in service, we require further research on the characteristics of youth who serve, particularly disadvantaged youth with limited access to formal service opportunities. This study investigated the positive youth development characteristics of New Zealand youth who decided to mentor younger peers in the Stars program for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Mentors, Leadership Qualities
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