ERIC Number: EJ727303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Detention Home Teens as Tutors: A Cooperative Cross-Age Tutoring Pilot Project
Lazerson, David B.
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v10 n1 p7-15 2005
Concerned professionals in the juvenile justice field frequently express concern for effective programs that help youth offenders successfully rejoin society. This mixed-method pilot study involved detention home teens functioning as tutors for special education students in a public school. Tutors were selected who, based on previous assessment as well as administration input, showed evidence of learning difficulties and antisocial behaviors. The treatment phase lasted for approximately 3 months, with one-on-one tutoring increasing from twice a week to daily sessions. Although initially the tutors had to be supervised by an adult, eventually they demonstrated an improvement in responsibility and were allowed to come and go on their own. The tutors experienced gains in self-esteem and overall school and social attitude.
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Pilot Projects, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Delinquency, Adolescents, Tutors, Self Esteem, Social Attitudes
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