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ERIC Number: EJ918657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
The Tyranny of Setting (Ability Grouping): Challenges to Inclusion in Scottish Primary Schools
Hamilton, Lorna; O'Hara, Paul
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n4 p712-721 May 2011
Debate around the use of ability grouping in schools, resonates across national boundaries as concerns rise around the possible negative impact on young people, particularly those in already disadvantaged groups. In this paper, a survey focussing on primary schools in Scotland established the extent to which some form of ability grouping has emerged within classes dealing with children from 5 to 12 years of age, the rationale behind the decisions made and the issues and challenges faced by schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)