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The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.

Chapter 35: Peer-Mediated Programs to Strengthen Classroom Instruction: Cooperative Learning, Reciprocal Teaching, Classwide Peer Tutoring and Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies

Peer-Mediated Programs to Strengthen Classroom Instruction: Cooperative Learning, Reciprocal Teaching, Classwide Peer Tutoring and Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies
Peer-mediated programs to strengthen classroom instruction: Cooperative learning, reciprocal teaching, classwide peer tutoring and peer-assisted learning strategies

Academic diversity is a universal phenomenon. In every classroom – in schools rich and poor, urban and rural – some children excel while others struggle; some bide their time waiting for the rest of the class to catch up, while others never get enough instruction or practice (Greenwood, Carta, & Maheady, 1991). This is so in part because students must share the attention and efforts of one teacher. Nevertheless, it is possible to better meet the diverse needs of students by using activities such as peer-mediation, which involves students working together on structured ...

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