Ability Grouping in Education

  • Filename: ability-grouping-in-education.
  • ISBN: 0761972099
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Judith Ireson
  • Publisher: SAGE



Ability Grouping in Education provides an overview of ability grouping in education. The authors consider selective schooling and ability grouping within schools, such as streaming, banding setting and within-class grouping.

Ability Grouping in Education

  • Filename: ability-grouping-in-education.
  • ISBN: 9781446222645
  • Release Date: 2001-09-11
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Judith Ireson
  • Publisher: SAGE



`Ability Grouping in Education will provide very useful and timley background for psychologists working with schools where setting or streaming is a major issue' - Educational Psychology in Practice `With an anticipated audience of teachers and policymakers, this book is user-friendly, incorporating detailed research findings illustrated by graphs and tables. A summary is provided at the end of each chapter, offering an overview for the time-conscious wishing to skip through the engaging but largely illustrative statistics and quotations. However, a close reading has its rewards, as the extracts from teachers and students offer poignant insight into the enormous complexity and far-reaching implications of ability grouping' - Cath Lambert, Educational Review In this book, the authors provide an overview of ability grouping in education. They consider selective schooling and ability grouping within schools, such as streaming, banding setting and within-class grouping. Selection by ability is a controversial issue, linked with conflicting ideological positions and reflected in strong differences of opinion about the merits of selective schooling. Educational systems under pressure to produce an educated workforce have led governments to look for ways of raising attainment, and grouping by ability is sometimes seen as an organizational solution. Drawing on their own and others' research in primary and secondary schools, the authors provide an accessible analysis of the issues and latest research on ability grouping; as well as the implications of ability grouping for teachers, managers in education and the wider community. This book is for students and practitioners taking courses in school effectiveness, education management, as well as educational psychologists and local authority professionals. Judy Ireson is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Special Needs at the Institute of Education , University of London, and Susan Hallam is in the Department of Psychology & Special Needs.

Ability grouping in education

  • Filename: ability-grouping-in-education.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015050531816
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Judith Ireson
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd



Ability Grouping in Education provides an overview of ability grouping in education. The authors consider selective schooling and ability grouping within schools, such as streaming, banding setting and within-class grouping.

Ability Grouping in Primary Schools

  • Filename: ability-grouping-in-primary-schools.
  • ISBN: 1910391247
  • Release Date: 2016-02-09
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Rachel Marks
  • Publisher:



The use of ability-grouping is currently increasing in primary schools. Teachers and teacher educators are placed in the unenviable position of having to marry research evidence suggesting that ability-grouping is ineffectual with current policy advocating this approach.This book links theory, policy and practice in a critical examination of ability-grouping practices and their implications in primary schools, with particular reference to primary mathematics. It provides an accessible text for teacher educators to support their students in engaging with the key debates and reflecting upon their practice. Key changes in structural approaches, such as the movement between streaming, setting or mixed-ability teaching arrangements, are explored in the light of political trends, bringing this up to date with a discussion of current policy and practice.

Education for All

  • Filename: education-for-all.
  • ISBN: 9026514735
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Robert E. Slavin
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This work is a collection of previously published articles by Robert Slavin. The articles trace the evolution, over a quarter-century, of the powerful idea that given well-developed, rigorously evaluated methods and materials, teachers can succeed with virtually all children.

The Differentiated Classroom

  • Filename: the-differentiated-classroom.
  • ISBN: 9781416618638
  • Release Date: 2014-05-25
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
  • Publisher: ASCD



Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.

Visible Learning

  • Filename: visible-learning.
  • ISBN: 9781134024117
  • Release Date: 2008-11-19
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: John Hattie
  • Publisher: Routledge



This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Areas covered include the influence of the student, home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies. A model of teaching and learning is developed based on the notion of visible teaching and visible learning. A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers – an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand. Although the current evidence based fad has turned into a debate about test scores, this book is about using evidence to build and defend a model of teaching and learning. A major contribution is a fascinating benchmark/dashboard for comparing many innovations in teaching and schools.

Encyclopedia of Education Law

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-education-law.
  • ISBN: 9781412940795
  • Release Date: 2008-06-27
  • Number of pages: 1012
  • Author: Charles J. Russo
  • Publisher: SAGE



Alphabetically arranged entries cover key cases, governance, technology, organizations, and individuals associated with education law.

Assessment for Reading Instruction

  • Filename: assessment-for-reading-instruction.
  • ISBN: 9781462521043
  • Release Date: 2015-06-05
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Michael C. McKenna
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications



This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments ideal for use in an RTI framework: Motivation to Read Profile--Revised, Informal Decoding Inventory, and others. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.

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