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ERIC Number: EJ591079
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Reflections on Retention and Social Promotion.
Jenkins, John M.; Weldon, Janet
International Journal of Educational Reform, v8 n3 p308-11 Jul 1999
Grade retention is ineffective. It is often imposed for nonacademic reasons, fails to improve academic achievement, and exacerbates the dropout problem. Social promotion is equally ineffective at providing appropriate instruction for low-performing students. Feasible alternatives include group problem solving, personalized instruction, and scrutiny of educational practices. (21 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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