ERIC Number: ED417841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The MAGnet Newsletter on Mixed-Age Grouping in Preschool and Elementary Settings, 1992-1997.
McClellan, Diane, Ed.
MAGnet Newsletter, v1 n1-v6 n1; Oct 1992-Fall-Win 1997
These 11 newsletter issues provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas regarding mixed-age grouping in preschool and elementary schools. The October 1992 issue focuses on the mixed-age approach as an educational innovation, defines relevant terms, and presents advice from Oregon teachers on teaching mixed-age groups. The March 1993 issue discusses: how children learn to care for the needs of others; preparing the environment for mixed-age grouping; and communicating with parents and visitors. a Multi-Age Classroom Observation Guide is also presented. The October 1993 issue discusses applying Piagetian theory to the mixed-age classroom; identifies the support needed to institutionalize mixed-age primary level classes; provides cautions for caregivers of mixed-age groups; and discusses use of parent workshops on the whole-language multi-age classroom. The Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 1994 issues address student assessment in mixed-age classrooms and highlight the approach taken in individual programs. The Spring/Summer 1995 issue discusses implementing the mixed-age classroom and the benefits of mixed-age grouping. The Fall/Winter 1995 issue introduces the concept of looping and its advantages and disadvantages. The Spring/Summer 1996 issue focuses on using mixed-age grouping for at-risk students. The Fall/Winter 1996 issue examines how mixed-age grouping helps children develop social skills and a sense of belonging, and the potential risks of mixed-age grouping. The Spring/Summer 1997 issue deals with the risk of bullying in mixed-age groups. The Fall/Winter 1997 issue discusses sociodramatic play in the mixed-age setting. Regular features in most newsletter issues include "Quotable Quotes," relevant brief quotations regarding mixed-age groups; and descriptions of recent publications and other print and electronic resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, At Risk Persons, Bullying, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Continuous Progress Plan, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Looping (Teachers), Mixed Age Grouping, Multigraded Classes, Newsletters, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Workshops, Piagetian Theory, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.