ERIC Number: ED445406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Repetition: Issues and Strategies. Fundamentals of Educational Planning Series, Number 55.
Eisemon, Thomas Owen
This booklet discusses strategies for reducing repetition of grades by students at primary, secondary, and higher education levels. Large numbers of pupils repeat their grades every year, and these repetition rates are considered good indicators of an educational system's effectiveness. A high repetition rate indicates that a large number of pupils have not reached the level of learning achievement expected of them. Causes of repetition are varied and not easily detectable and probably vary from one country to another, within a country, from school to school, and from one educational level to another. Some strategies for reducing repetition are targeted at the children and their home environment; others are more closely related to the school, the content, and the teaching methods; and still others have to do with the overall policy and system. The author warns against any drastic legal type of intervention and argues in favor of combining various measures so as to arrive at a comprehensive, multipronged strategy. (Contains 63 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.