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Social Life and Learning: Peer scaffolding in a new entrant classroom

Alison St. George and Joy Cullen

A fascinating insight into how children learn “to do school”. This study identifies the ways in which children make use of peer modelling and assistance as first they adjust to the classroom climate, and then contribute to it as new five-year-olds join the class. Reprinted from set: Research Information for Teachers, 1999, 1, article 4.

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