Target Student PopulationSpecial Needs/Learning Disabilities
In two experiments, cross-age and peer tutoring interventions conducted within special education settings were compared. In Experiment 1, learning disabled (LD) and behaviorally disordered (BD) students acted as tutors of younger LD and BD students. In Experiment 2, same-age LD and BD students alternated tutor and tutee roles. In both experiments, tutors and tutees`exhibited academic gains. Only in Experiment 1, however, were attitudinal gains observed. Implications for future research and practice are given.
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