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The Quality Of Student Life At Wilfrid Laurier University: Recommendations For Change (Ontario), Marie Molloy Jan 1991

The Quality Of Student Life At Wilfrid Laurier University: Recommendations For Change (Ontario), Marie Molloy

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Three methods were employed to obtain information related to the quality of student life at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Waterloo, Ontario: (1) a quantitative Survey, (2) a qualitative Focus Group, and (3) Follow-up interviews. The research was guided by an action-oriented approach and followed a process- consultation model in which students, managers and administrators were interviewed and consulted for their recommendations on how the quality of student life at Laurier could be enhanced. Based on the knowledge gained from the survey and interview data, a working group, The WLU Quality of Student Life (QSL) Committee, compiled and presented a ...


Effectiveness Of Training Peer Tutors To Scaffold Instruction, Judith L. Macvicar Jan 1991

Effectiveness Of Training Peer Tutors To Scaffold Instruction, Judith L. Macvicar

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The present study examined the effects of training child-tutors to scaffold instruction. Scaffolding is a metaphorical structure which teachers implement to provide temporary support aiding children to learn new skills. Grade seven and eight tutors were taught to apply the contingent shift rule (the CS rule) of giving more support when their grade five tutees failed and less support when tutees succeeded. Tutors were randomly assigned to one of three training groups: (1) an experimental group trained to use the CS rule, (2) a control group trained to consistently use moderate levels of support and (3) a control group given ...