Peer tutoring programs

Fudge, Irene (Gladys Irene) (1998) Peer tutoring programs. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of the peer tutoring portfolio was twofold. First, it provides the opportunity to research and provide information on the peer tutoring process. Secondly, it indicates the current practices of several peer tutoring programs that are implemented within the province of Newfoundland's school system. The first paper focuses on the development, effectiveness, concerns, and theoretical basis of peer tutoring. The second paper highlights and elaborates on steps necessary for a successful peer tutoring program. The third paper presents and compares the answers to a questionnaire completed by five professionals. Each questionnaire indicates the approach taken to deliver a peer tutoring program in a school system. The topic of peer tutoring was chosen because it is my belief that such a program can become an important and integral part of any school program. Peer tutoring can be one of several instructional opportunities that can be used to help meet the needs of some students. It has become apparent that any school environment needs to offer a variety of strategies to help meet the unique and different needs of each child. One must not forget that strapped economic times have led to reduced spending and fewer professionals to help meet the needs of students. The implementation of a successful peer tutoring program can increase the learning opportunities offered to students when these opportunities would otherwise be reduced because of budget restraints.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5210
Item ID: 5210
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Peer teaching

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