Review and analysis of peer tutoring: implactions for education
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The purpose of this study was to survey the practices and attitudes of area schools regarding cross-age and same-age peer tutoring. A review of literature included the determination of variables necessary for the establishment, content development, and structure of tutorial programs. The effectiveness of peer tutoring was determined by reviewing studies involving peer tutorial instruction. Responses to the survey were used to determine the status and extent of peer tutoring in area schools. An examination was-made regarding the procedures employed in establishing, developing, and structuring programs, the attitudes of respondents to peer tutoring effectiveness, and the importance of certain variables in promoting successful programs. Results of both the review of literature and the survey appeared to support the efficacy of peer tutoring for improving education through: increased individualization of instruction; the promotion of academic achievement; and the enhancement of peer relationships and appropriate social behaviors.
Peer-group tutoring of students