ERIC Number: EJ466357
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Why Ability Grouping Must End: Achieving Excellence and Equity in American Education.
Braddock, Jomills Henry, II; Slavin, Robert E.
Journal of Intergroup Relations, v20 n1 p51-64 Spr 1993
Reviews research on ability grouping, focusing on policies and practices that result in placing students in groups that are more or less homogeneous with respect to academic performance. It is concluded that ability grouping is ineffective at best and harmful to many students. It inhibits development of interracial respect. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Discrimination, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Heterogeneous Grouping, Literature Reviews, Nondiscriminatory Education, Racial Relations, Student Attitudes, Student Placement, Track System (Education)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Common Destiny Conference (Washington, DC, September 9-11, 1992).