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Title: Book Buddies in the Bronx: Testing a Model for America Reads

Author (s):  Joanne Meier, Marcia Invernizzi

Abstract:  Book Buddies is a volunteer tutoring program intended to improve elementary students’ reading and writing skills. An experimental versus control group design was used in an urban high-poverty setting. Volunteers were diverse older adults. Students who participated in Book Buddies were significantly stronger in beginning reading skills than their matched control students.

Category: Education

Keywords: education, intergenerational, mentoring, volunteering, reading, tutoring, at-risk children

Reference: Meier, J.D., & Invernizzi, M. (2001).  Book Buddies in the Bronx: Testing a Model for America Reads.  Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 6(4), 319-333.

Peer-reviewed journal: yes

Link to Full Texthttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/S15327671ESPR0604_2


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