ERIC Number: ED406743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Implementing Multiage Education.
Research Roundup, v13 n1 Fall 1996
Multiage education is the placement of children of varying ages, grades, and ability levels in the same classroom with the aim of improving learning for all of them. Teaching a multiage class requires very different knowledge and skills than teaching traditional single-grade classes. Interest in multiage education has grown in recent years, and more educators are asking for information on how and why it works, and for practical advice on implementation. Five recent publications that address these questions are reviewed in this brief: (1) "A Common-Sense Guide to Multiage Practices" (Jim Grant and Bob Johnson); (2) "Full Circle: A New Look at Multiage Education" (Pennelle Chase and Jane Doan); (3) "Multiage Portraits: Teaching and Learning in Mixed-Age Classrooms" (Charles Rathbone, Anne Bingham, Molly McClaskey, and Justine O'Keefe); (4) "Children at the Center: Implementing the Multiage Classroom" (Bruce A. Miller); and (5) "Nongraded Education: Overcoming Obstacles to Implementing the Multiage Classroom" (Joan Gaustad). (LMI)
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Classroom Techniques, Continuous Progress Plan, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Progression, Instructional Program Divisions, Mixed Age Grouping, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Nontraditional Education, Program Implementation
Educational Products, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.