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Peer Power

Libby Limbrick and Stuart McNaughton

Children learn a great deal from other children. The power of this learning from peers is easily seen. Children learn such things as playground games, the language of their friends, and social behaviour, remarkably quickly - and effectively. The significance of this learning has long been recognised by schools and some, particularly small country schools, use older students to help younger ones, though usually in an informal manner. This booklet suggests ways to use the potential of the peer group to help other pupils to become better readers.

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