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In reponse to your fine quotation... Sitting here this morning looking at
the mighty Mississippi River, I remember Mark Twain's quote: " Those who
don't read good books are no different than those who can't read good
books." So true.
 
On Mon, 29 May 1995 Frank Christ <[log in to unmask] wrote:
 
> I found this on the AERA-J listserve and feel that it is important for
> some of us LRNASSTERS to know about these tutoring services on the Internet.
>
> [log in to unmask]       "The illiterate person is not one who cannot read,
> Frank L Christ              but the person who has not learned to learn"
> Emeritus, CSU Long Beach               [Freely adapted from Gurjuoy/HRRO]
> Visiting Scholar, U of AZ
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 29 May 1995 10:34:42 BST
> From: Keith Topping <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AERA-J
>      <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: PEER ASSISTED LEARNING - listserver/electronic journal
>
> PEER ASSISTED LEARNING
>
> LISTSERVER FORUM and ELECTRONIC JOURNAL
>
> Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)  is  an  Internet listserver forum
> and electronic journal. It is open to anyone.
>
> It is hosted by the  Centre  for Paired Learning, Department of
> Psychology, University of Dundee, Scotland.
>
> FOCUS
>
> It covers various FORMS of peer assisted learning:
>
> Peer Tutoring (pt)
> Mentoring (m)
> Peer Education (pe)
> Peer Monitoring (pm)
> Peer Assessment (pa)
> Student Tutoring (st)  (see OTHER LISTS below)
>
> in various SECTORS of education/learning:
>
> 1  Primary/Elementary Schools
> 2  Secondary/High Schools
> 3  Higher & Further Education (universities & colleges)
> 4  the Workplace
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> The list can also be extended  to  related areas on request, eg
> co-operative  learning  (cl),   peer   counselling  (pc),  peer
> mediated behaviour change (pbc), peer modelling (pmod), so long
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> OTHER LISTS
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> Related lists and sources include:
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> CONSLT-L
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> This list is only  for  paid  up  members  of the International
> Mentoring  Association,  covering   mentoring  and  Association
> business. For information: [log in to unmask]
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> TUTOR_L
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> This open list focuses on "Student Tutoring" (st) - college and
> university students tutoring and  mentoring school children. To
> subscribe mail the  listserver  [log in to unmask]  with the
> command   subscribe    tutor_l.    The    list    address    is
> [log in to unmask]   For further information: [log in to unmask]
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> TUTORING & MENTORING WORLD WIDE WEB SITE
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> This database has a similar  focus to TUTOR_L. For information:
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> TUTOR-L
>
> This open list (and  associated  moderated  list and World Wide
> Web  site)  focuses  on   dialogue,  development  and  research
> regarding supplementary  adult,  peer  and  cross-age  tutoring
> through     the      Internet.      To      subscribe      mail
> [log in to unmask] with the  command subscribe tutor-l
> <your first name> <your lastname>.  The  list address is tutor-
> [log in to unmask]  Further  information  is  available  from
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> CL_NEWS
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> This open list  covers  co-operative/collaborative learning. To
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> CL
>
> This open list  covers  co-operative  learning  in  schools and
> universities. To subscribe  mail  [log in to unmask] with the
> command  subscribe  CL  <your   name>.   The  list  address  is
> [log in to unmask]
>
> V-NET
>
> The  Volunteer  Network  has   a  "Teletutoring"  project.  For
> information: [log in to unmask]
>
> Please advise the  PAL  list  if  you  discover another related
> list.
>
> Keith Topping
> Director: Centre for Paired Learning & MSc Educational Psychology
> Department of Psychology, University of Dundee, Scotland DD1 4HN
> tel (01382) 223181 ext 4628 or direct 344628   fax (01382) 229993
>                  email   [log in to unmask]
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