In recent years, educators have lamented the current state of the American education system, citing a number of possible reasons for its purported downfall. One potential contributor to this negative state of affairs is the continued use of ineffective teaching methods. Interteaching, a new teaching method that has its roots in behavior analysis, offers an effective and user-friendly alternative to traditional approaches to classroom instruction. In this article, we describe interteaching. We also discuss a number of studies that have examined the efficacy of interteaching relative to more common teaching methods. Finally, we provide recommendations for researchers wishing to study this promising behavior-analytic teaching method.
Saville, Bryan K.; Lambert, Tonya; and Robertson, Stephen
"Interteaching: Bringing Behavioral Education Into the 21st Century,"
The Psychological Record: Vol. 61
, Article 10.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/tpr/vol61/iss1/10