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ERIC Number: EJ1098386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Preservice Teacher Beliefs about Retention: How Do They Know What They Don't Know?
Range, Bret G.; Yonke, Debra Ann Davenport; Young, Suzanne
Journal of Research in Education, v21 n2 p77-99 Fall 2011
This study attempts to measure the perceptions of preservice teachers concerning the use of grade retention. Findings suggested preservice teachers had an overall positive view of grade retention because they believed it prevented future failure, helped maintain standards, and assisted students who struggled with language arts. This was especially true for preservice teachers acquiring early childhood certification. Respondents perceived grade retention as necessary for students who are struggling academically, had low ability, and were immature. Preservice teachers viewed parental involvement as the most effective intervention in deterring the use of grade retention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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