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School organisational efforts in search for alternatives to ability grouping
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TATE Volume 24, Number 6, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

The paper presents a case study of a secondary school in Israel and its efforts at attending to students’ needs without resorting to tracking and ability grouping. It explores an organisational process the school has established, called “Opening triads”, which involves periodical regrouping of three classrooms of students of the same age and same subject matter into three new groups. The findings suggest that ability grouping is difficult to eliminate, but there are alternatives that may reduce its social and emotional harmful effect. Ability grouping can be avoided altogether through other, more equalitarian forms of regrouping students.

Citation

Alpert, B. & Bechar, S. (2008). School organisational efforts in search for alternatives to ability grouping. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 24(6), 1599-1612. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 27, 2021 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 28, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2008.02.023

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