Authors: Catherine Hambly
The research reported in this position paper examined the behaviours and beliefs of a group of volunteer literacy tutors to discover why they did not maintain close contact with their training organization. The study revealed a shared belief system among the tutors in the sample as the cause of their disinclination to receive support from the organization. The paper includes discussion of tutor beliefs and the resulting problems that arise for the learner, tutor and program. Recommendations are made on how to respond to this belief system.