Attitude Change of Reading Tutors
Patrick P. McCabe, Department of Human Services and Counseling, School of Education
In this study, my co-author and I reported the attitude change of college students who tutored elementary school students in reading. College students who were tutors in the America Reads Challenge, a federal work-study program, at two universities responded to a questionnaire that assessed attitude toward children tutored as well as toward social and economic issues. Results indicated that the tutoring experience seemed to make the participants more empathetic to the lives of those tutored. Implications for changing the attitude of college students toward social issues were presented. An abstract of this study will be available.