Class-wide Peer Tutoring

Larry Maheady, Gregory Harper, Barbara Mallette, SUNY Fredonia
Alert Issue 8, Spring 2003

Class-wide peer tutoring refers to a class of instructional strategies in which students are taught by peers who are trained and supervised by classroom teachers (Greenwood, Maheady, & Delquadri, 2002). The oldest and most widely researched class-wide peer tutoring (CWPT) approach was developed and refined at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project in Kansas City, over the past 20 years. CWPT has been shown to be superior to conventional forms of teacher-led instruction in improving pupils’ academic outcomes in many content areas.

Class-wide Peer Tutoring - Alert Issue 8

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