ERIC Number: ED371864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Full Circle: A New Look at Multiage Education.
Chase, Penelle; Doan, Jane
Noting that there is a great demand for information to help educators learn about and develop programs in multiage education, this book shares many ideas on multiage instruction. The 12 chapters of the book are: (1) "Circling Back" (Jane Doan), on the resurgence of interest in the multiage movement; (2) "One Day" (Penelle Chase), exploring a day in the multiage classroom; (3) "Our Views" (Jane Doan), a discussion on teachers' personal beliefs and thoughts on multiage education; (4) "Valuing" (Penelle Chase), on what students value and what teachers value about the students; (5) "The Little Room" (Jane Doan), on dramatic play in the multiage setting; (6) "The Pumpkin Project" (Penelle Chase), about an integrated learning project; (7) "Widening Circles" (Penelle Chase and others), writings that address many of the questions asked about multiage education; (8) "Multiage: A Parent's View," (Katy Alioto), a parent's perspective on the multiage environment; (9) "Safe and Successful: Emotionally Disturbed Children in the Multiage Setting" (Kathy McDonough and Katie Johnson), describing how this structure benefits a group of special needs students; (10) "From Multiage to Multiple Ways of Knowing: Discovering the Strengths of Our Children" (Jean Anne Clyde), reporting on research with a primary multiage class; (11) "Creating and Sustaining a Multiage Vision" (Gary MacDonald), relating how a small rural school restructured from traditional to multiage classes; and (12) "Multiage Grouping: Implications for Education" (Diane E. McClellan), a literature review on multiage grouping. Most of the chapters include references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Literature Reviews, Mixed Age Grouping, Nontraditional Education, Parent Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Program Descriptions, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A