Peers


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Peers

Equals; those who are an individual's equals in rank and station.

The traditional phrase trial by a jury of his peers means trial by a jury of citizens.

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These were led by Ulysses, peer of Jove in counsel, and with him there came twelve ships.
All these were led by Idomeneus, and by Meriones, peer of murderous Mars.
The peer, after a short conversation, could not forbear expressing some surprize at meeting the lady in that place; nor could he refrain from telling her he imagined she had been gone to Bath.
Matters being thus adjusted, his lordship took his leave, and the ladies retired to rest, where Mrs Fitzpatrick entertained her cousin with many high encomiums on the character of the noble peer, and enlarged very particularly on his great fondness for his wife; saying, she believed he was almost the only person of high rank who was entirely constant to the marriage bed.
To make sure that the research is worthy of joining this hallowed collection, most journals use a method called peer review.
Wolford, Heward, & Alber (2001) studied the effects of training students with learning disabilities to seek assistance from peers in general education classroom settings.
There are teaching success stories like this every year in Rochester, thanks to its peer review program, which Costanza now directs.
Students appeared to rely more on their peers than on adults to help resolve their conflicts to a degree greater than the adults realized; yet the adults still played a role in helping them to resolve conflicts.
Now, nearly 18 years after he was elected the 11th primate of the Anglican Church of Canada on a sweltering June day in Winnipeg, Michael Geoffrey Peers is retiring.
Most likely, the differences are due to a large complexity of issues, including race, gender, and among adolescents, one's peer group.
However, peer support programs can provide outlets for officers who are unwilling or not yet ready to seek professional help, make professional services acceptable to reluctant officers, and furnish assistance that only peers may have the time or understanding to provide.
Again, the goal is improved buy-in, first from the peer opinion leaders themselves, next from the peers they influence.