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ERIC Number: ED308990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Education. ERIC Digest.
Evangelou, Demetra
The topic of mixed-age groups in early childhood education is discussed in terms of: (1) advantages of mixed-age classes; (2) social development in mixed-age groups; (3) cognitive development in mixed-age groups; and (4) implications for early childhood education. It is asserted that mixed-age interaction among young children can offer a variety of developmental benefits to all participants. Empirical data on the educational principles that should guide instruction in mixed-age environments are not yet available; however, when available, such data are likely to support the position that mixed-age group interaction can have unique adaptive, facilitating, and enriching effects on children's development. Nine references are cited for further reading. (RH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.