ERIC Number: EJ471386
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Reviews of Research: Retaining Children in Grade.
Foster, Janet E.
Childhood Education, v70 n1 p38-43 Fall 1993
Discusses the practice of retaining children in grade, and presents evidence against the procedure. Posits that failing children only increases the likelihood that they will perform poorly in school, develop poor self-concepts, and eventually drop out of school. Retention also disproportionately affects poor and minority children, males, and younger children. (MDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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