Influence of Peer Tutors Upon Academic Learning Time-Physical Education of Mentally Handicapped Students

Webster, Gail E.
July 1987
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1987, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p393
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of peer tutors on the academic learning time (ALT) of moderately/severely mentally handicapped students in adapted physical education. A multiple baseline-across-students and withdrawal design was used to analyze the effects of untrained and trained tutors on the ALT PE of the students. Motor appropriate behavior was documented with the ALT-PE observation system (Siedentop, Tousignant, & Parker, 1982). Data were analyzed by visual inspection. It was concluded that the presence of peer tutors appeared to have a positive effect on the ALT-PE of mentally handicapped students. No differences were evident between untrained and trained tutors with respect to ALT-PE.


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