Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
John Van Dyk
This study examined the effects of Classwide Peer Tutoring on students' academic gains and intrinsic interest in two fourth-grade math classes under two conditions-c-with competitive reinforcement (CWPT + CR) and without competitive reinforcement (CWPT - CR). Extending spelling CWPT research of C. C. Cheung and S. Winter (1999), this study utilized an adapted multiplication pretest and posttest and the Attitude Toward Mathematics Scale, developed by Peterson (1978). Study results showed a lack of statistical significance regarding group differences at posttest. However, due to traditional CWPT's impact on classroom atmosphere, peer perception, and learning focus, the investigator recommends eliminating competitive reinforcement for use in a Christian, collaborative classroom.
De Weerd, Dale R., "Classwide Peer Tutoring With or Without Competitive Reinforcement: Impact on Academic Growth and Intrinsic Interest" (2003). Master of Education Program Theses. 71.