Child Leaders in Collaborative Groups

Brian Miller, Jingjing Sun, Xiaoying Wu, Richard C. Anderson

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In the past, leadership has not been a commonly used construct in research on children’s group work. Students who assist others are often called helpers or peer-tutors (Webb & Palincsar, 1996) or simply more advanced students. In this chapter we will make the argument that the leadership construct can be an important addition to the list of constructs for understanding the dynamics of cooperative groups. It describes a type of dynamic not addressed by other constructs and focuses on important issues not usually considered in research on classroom learning and instruction.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe International Handbook of Collaborative Learning
EditorsCindy E Hmelo-Silver, Clark A Chinn, Carol K K Chan, Angela M O'Donnell
ISBN (Electronic)9780203837290, 9781136869556
ISBN (Print)9780415805735
StatePublished - Feb 2013


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