ERIC Number: EJ582919
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Class Formation and Composition in Elementary Schools.
Burns, Robert B.; Mason, DeWayne A.
American Educational Research Journal, v35 n4 p739-72 Win 1998
Examined the class formation procedures used in 22 elementary schools from two districts and the influence these procedures had on the composition of 200 classes, 56 of which were combination classes of students from two grade levels. Principals tended to assign higher ability and more independent students to combination classes to ease teacher burden. Contains approximately 80 references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 1997). Research sponsored by the California Educational Research Cooperative, University of California, Riverside and the Academic Senate on Research, University of California, Riverside.