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Marks, Rachel – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
The use of structured ability grouping is increasing in English primary schools and is regularly seen in primary mathematics classrooms. Ability is a normalised discourse with beliefs that some individuals are "born to do maths" permeating society and infiltrating school practices. In this article, observation and interview data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Ability Grouping, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)