ERIC Number: ED409604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Building Support for Multiage Education. ERIC Digest, Number 114.
Multiage education involves placing children of different ages, abilities, and emotional maturity in the same classroom. Research indicates that heterogeneous grouping promotes cognitive and social growth, reduces antisocial behavior, and facilitates the use of research-based, developmentally appropriate instructional practices. Because multiage education is unfamiliar to most citizens, it is crucial for these programs to garner parent and community support. This digest summarizes research findings on how schools can create support for multiage education. Topics include the importance of parent and community support, the ways in which multiage practices can be effectively communicated, the ways in which parents and the community can be involved, the obstacles that can hinder meaningful parent involvement, and the ways in which parents and community members can participate in decision making. (LMI)
Descriptors: Community Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Mixed Age Grouping, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Public Support, School Community Relationship, School Support, Volunteers
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; 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.