ERIC Number: EJ500655
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Organizational Constraints on the Formation of Elementary School Classes.
Burns, Robert B.; Mason, DeWayne A.
American Journal of Education, v103 n2 p185-212 Feb 1995
Describes how principals assign teachers and students to single-grade and combination classes. Presents research showing unexpected constraints that fundamentally changed the basis of class assignment and, consequently, the nature of classroom compositions. A case is made that multitrack calendars reduce principals' flexibility to make purposive decisions about student assignment to classrooms. (GR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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