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Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

George J. Cretilli

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Tutors and tutoring; Reading--Remedial teaching; Peer-group tutoring of students; High schools--California--San Leandro


The chief purpose of this study is to survey the literature on cross-age tutoring programs which emphasize the benefit to the tutor of the helping experience. A secondary purpose is to select from the readings ideas and procedures which can be applied to the remedial reading classes at Marina High School, San Leandro, California. This paper is limited to a survey of the tutoring programs which have been developed since 1964 for the purpose of benefiting the tutor or for the purpose of developing tutor-training techniques. The depth of the paper is limited by the fact that, although considerable work has been done in the area of cross-age tutoring, the data are not generally obtainable. Available materials consist primarily of reports in general education magazines, speeches describing programs of tutoring, and summaries of evaluation by sponsoring agencies. It is, therefore, not possible in most cases to determine or evaluate the statistical treatment given to scores obtained in the experiments.


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