ERIC Number: ED367464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Multiage Classrooms: The Ungrading of America's Schools. The Multiage Resource Book.
Sumner, Deborah, Ed.
This resource book contains a variety of information on multiage practice, and instruction in mixed-age and grade-level classrooms. The first two parts of the book contain 24 reprinted articles: (1) "Ready To Learn: A Seven-Step Strategy"; (2) "On Tracking and Individual Differences: A Conversation with Jeannie Oakes"; (3) "Multiage Grouping"; (4) "Multiage Classrooms: Children Learning at Their Own Speed"; (5) "Multi-Age Programs in Primary Grades"; (6) "Multiage: Why It's Needed"; (7) "Questions and Answers about Multiage Programs"; (8) "The Whys and Hows of the Multi-Age Classroom"; (9) "Off the Track: Children Thrive in Ungraded Primary Schools"; (10) "Multi-Age Classrooms: Option to an Outdated System"; (11) "When Your Principal Asks: What Can I Expect To See in Multi-Age Classrooms?"; (12) "The Country School Comes to Town: A Case Study of Multiage Grouping and Teaching"; (13) "The Gift of Time"; (14) "Ungraded Primaries Begin To Take Over in Kentucky"; (15) "Warm Up to Cooperative Learning"; (16) "Putting Research to Work: Cooperative Learning"; (17) "Enhancing Success in Heterogeneous Classrooms and Schools"; (18) "Questions about Implementing Mixed-Age Grouping"; (19) "A Review of the Quantitative Research on Multigrade Instruction"; (20) "A Review of the Qualitative Research on Multigrade Instruction"; (21) "On the Merits of Multiage Classrooms"; (22) "Ungraded Classrooms: Fail-Safe Schools?"; (23) "Teaching Combined Grade Classes: Real Problems and Promising Practices"; and (24) "Nongraded Primary Instruction." The third part of the book contains a 42-item bibliography. Eleven models of multiage practice are profiled in the fourth part. The last part of the book contains information and strategies to help educators create multiage programs. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Continuous Progress Plan, Cooperative Learning, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mixed Age Grouping, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Society for Developmental Education, Northgate, P.O. Box 577, Peterborough, NH 03458.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Developmental Education, Peterborough, NH.