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Trethewey, Lynne – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Addresses "the retardation problem," over-aged students retained in a grade because of failure to make "normal" annual progress. Concentrates on how influences in the 1940s in South Australia refocused attentions on over-aged students changing the substance of educational debate regarding their classroom presence and the…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Age, Age Grade Placement, Child Development