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Peer Tutoring

Libby Limbrick and Stuart McNaughton

Despite the fact that resources to help slow achievers in classrooms are usually less than adequate, we tend to overlook
one of the most powerful sources of children's learning at school - other children. Children pick up considerable knowledge from interaction with other children, including complex social skills and rituals, playground games such as skipping-rope chants and versions of the facts of human reproduction. Such information is readily shared in the playground, yet most teachers do not encourage this sort of learning inside the classroom.

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