ERIC Number: ED443877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Assessing Educational Plans in Uniformity vs. Differences.
There is considerable debate in the educational literature about whether students of similar ability should be grouped together for instruction. Those who advocate keeping students uniform in academic achievement cite advantages to heterogeneous grouping and suggest it is the best way to bring all students to grade-level standards. Democracy as a way of life, however, should emphasize each person's achieving as much as possible, rather than being held to the standards of unifying a group through cooperative teaching. Advocates of grouping students over a continuum of ability stress the importance of respecting individual differences. Reconciling these points of view is a major dilemma in public education. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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