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ERIC Number: ED363424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Mixed Age Groups in Swedish Nursery School and Compulsory School.
Sundell, Knut
Before 1970, no mixed-age groups existed in Swedish nursery schools. By 1991, 43 percent of children enrolled in nursery school were in mixed-age groups of ages 1 to 6 years, and 37 percent were in groups of children ages 3 to 6 years. Mixed-age groups are assumed to have advantages, including positive influences on learning and social development, as well as increased teacher satisfaction. However, a review of comparative studies investigating the effects of age span on children's learning and socio-emotional development and on teachers' satisfaction reveals conflicting conclusions. To determine the effects of mixed-age instruction, additional evaluative research is needed. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden