Bibliography - Peer Teaching by K-12 Students
Following is a selected bibliography of reports of research involving peer teaching in K-12 schools. To suggest additional items or to ask about this list, contact us.
Compiled by Laurel Puchner, PhD, Research Consultant (2003). Updated by Kira Hamann and Anni Krummel, Research Consultants, in December 2011.
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Cohen, J. (1986). Theoretical considerations of peer tutoring. Psychology in the Schools, 23(2), 175-186.
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Dori, Y. J., & Herscovitz, O. (1999). Question-posing capability as an alternative evaluation method: Analysis of an environmental case study. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 36(4), 411-430.
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DuPaul, G. J., Ervin, R. A., & Hook, C. L. (1998). Peer tutoring for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Effects on classroom behavior and academic performance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31(4), 579-592.
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Fantuzzo, J. W., King, J. A., & Heller, L. R. (1992). Effects of Reciprocal Peer Tutoring on Mathematics and School Adjustment: A component analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 84(3), 331-339.
Fantuzzo, J. W., Polite, K., & Grayson, N. (1990). An evaluation of reciprocal peer tutoring across elementary school settings. The Journal of School Psychology, 28, 309-323.
Franca, V. M., Kerr, M. M., Reitz, A. L., & Lambert, D. (1990). Peer tutoring among behaviorally disordered students: Academic and social benefits to tutor and tutee. Education and Treatment of Children, 13(2), 109-128.
Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L. S., Mathes, P. G., & Simmons, D. C. (1997). Peer-assisted learning strategies: Making classrooms more responsive to diversity. American Educational Research Journal, 34(1), 174-206.
Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L. S., & Thompson, A. (2001). Peer-assisted learning strategies in reading: Extensions for kindergarten, first grade, and high school. Remedial and Special Education, 22(1), 15-21.
Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L. S., & Yen, L. (2001). Developing first-grade reading fluency through peer mediation. Teaching Exceptional Children, 34(2), 90-93.
Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Bentz, J., Phillips, N. B., & Hamlett, C. L. (1994). The nature of student interactions during peer tutoring with and without training and experience. American Educational Research Journal, 34(1), 75-103.
Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Hamlett, C. L., Phillips, N. B., Karns, K., & Dutka, S. (1997). Enhancing Students' helping behavior during peer-mediated instruction with conceptual mathematical explanations. The Elementary School Journal, 97(3).
Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Karns, K., Hamlett, C. L., Dutka, S., & Katzaroff, M. (1996). The relation between student ability and the quality and effectiveness of explanations. American Educational Research Journal, 33(3), 631-664.
Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., & Kazdan, S. (1999). Effects of peer-assisted learning strategies on high school students with serious reading problems. Remedial and Special Education, 20(5), 309-318
Fuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., Kazdan, S., & Allen, S. (1999). Effects of Peer-assisted learning strategies in reading with and without training in elaborated help giving. The Elementary School Journal, 99(3), 201-219.
Fuchs, D. & Fuchs, L. S. (2005). Peer-assisted learning strategies: Promoting word recognition, fluency, and reading comprehension in young children. The Journal of Special Education, 39(1), 34-44.
Giesecke, D., & Cartledge, G. (1993). Low-achieving students as successful cross-age tutors. Preventing School Failure, 37(3), 34-43.
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Gillies, R. M., & Ashman, A. F. (2000). The effects of cooperative learning on students with learning difficulties in the lower elementary school. The Journal of Special Education, 34(1), 19-27.
Ginsburg-Block, M. D., Rohrbeck, C. A, & Fantuzzo, J. W. (2006). A meta-analytic review of social, self-concept, and behavioral outcomes of peer-assisted learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98(4), 732–749.
Goodlad, S., & Hirst, B. (Eds.). (1990). Explorations in peer tutoring. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, Ltd.
Grant, T., Murphy, A., Stafford, B., & Childers, P. B. (1997). Peer tutors and students work with formative assessment. Clearing House, 71(2), 103-105.
Greenwood, C. R., Arreaga-Mayer, C., & Utley, C. A. (2001). Classwide peer tutoring learning management system: Applications with elementary-level English language learners. Remedial and Special Education, 22(1).
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Greenwood, C. R., Terry, B., Utley, C. A., Montagna, D., & Walker, D. (1993). Achievement, placement and services: Middle school benefits of classwide peer tutoring used at the elementary level. School Psychology Review, 22(3), 497-516.
Gumpel, T. P., & Frank, R. (1999). An expansion of the peer-tutoring paradigm: cross-age peer tutoring of social skills among socially rejected boys. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32(1), 115-118.
Hacker, D. J. & Tenent, A. (2002). Implementing reciprocal teaching in the classroom: Overcoming obstacles and making modifications. Journal of Educational Psychology, 94(4), 699-718.
Hansen, I. (1992). Should we use bright children as untrained, unpaid teacher aides? Childhood Education, 308-309.
Harper, G. F., Maheady, L., & Mallette, B. (1999). Peer tutoring and the minority child with disabilities. Preventing School Failure, 43(2), 45-51.
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