ERIC Number: ED182823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-14
Ability Grouping in the Schools: A National Phenomenon.
Recent research points out that ability grouping is educationally unsound. It is alien to the principle that students must be provided with continuous educational experiences adjusted to individual rates of development, needs, interests, and personal meaning. In addition, ability grouping leads to stereotyped and stratified roles, and parental, teacher, and peer pressures that could prevent the student from developing healthy social relations and a positive self-concept. This paper examines the research, explores reasons why schools and teachers group homogeneously, and provides some insight into more individualized approaches to learning at all levels. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Education Research Association (San Diego, CA, November 15, 1979).