ERIC Number: ED381869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing the Multiage Classroom. ERIC Digest, Number 97.
Multiage grouping and related instructional practices are being implemented with increasing frequency in classrooms across the nation. If implementation is carefully and knowledgeably planned, these innovations offer promising alternatives to traditional graded educational practices. This digest briefly describes issues to be considered before implementing such changes. It outlines what teachers and administrators need to know, the principal's role, organizational changes to be made ahead of time, and the importance of sufficient time and money. For example, schools that institute multiage grouping must also change their methods of instruction and facilitate developmentally appropriate practices. In addition, effective multiage teaching is more time-consuming than age-graded teaching, and schools should anticipate hiring additional teachers or paraprofessionals. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cooperative Learning, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Heterogeneous Grouping, Integrated Curriculum, Mixed Age Grouping, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Nontraditional Education, Teacher Improvement
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.