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ERIC Number: ED458317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 293
Abstractor: N/A
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Moving beyond Retention and Social Promotion. Hot Topics Series.
McCay, ElizaBeth, Ed.
This collection of papers examines prior and current research and policy on grade repetition and social promotion. Papers include: "Where Is Lake Wobegon, Anyway? The Controversy Surrounding Social Promotion" (Richard Rothstein); "Student Retention: Why Is There a Gap between the Majority of Research Findings and School Practice?" (C. Kenneth Tanner and Susan Allan Galis); "Grade Retention and School Dropout: Investigating the Association" (Melissa Roderick); "School Readiness: The Need for a Paradigm Shift" (Martha P. Carlton and Adam Winsler); "Research vs. Practice: Kindergarten Retention and Student Readiness for First Grade" (Betty B. Peel); "Characteristics of Students Retained in Grade" (Jack Frymier); "Variables Contributing to Grade Retention among African American Adolescent Males" (Laxley W. Rodney, et al.); "Retention vs. Social Promotion" (Donna Harrington-Lueker); "Ending Social Promotion: Results from the First Two Years" (Melissa Roderick et al.); "Alternatives to Grade Retention" (Linda Darling-Hammond); "Summer Schools: Rx for Low Performance?" (Chris Pipho); "Year-Round Schools: Do They Improve Academic Performance?" (Richard L. Worsnop); "Looping: Adding Time, Strengthening Relationships" (Daniel L. Burke); "Inner-City Partnerships" (Rhea H. Kirk); and "Effects of Eighth-Grade Transition Programs on High School Retention and Experiences" (Julia B. Smith). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN. Center on Evaluation, Development, and Research.