Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Individualized instruction; Mixed ability grouping in education;
The fact that every child is unique poses a dilemma for educators. The model for differentiated instruction requires teachers to be flexible in their approach to adjusting the curriculum and presentation of information to learners. Noting that there is no recipe for differentiation, this paper discusses the broad principles and characteristics that are useful in establishing a differentiated classroom. Studies explore the impact differentiated instruction has on students, and research highlights what must be done to transition beliefs about differentiated instruction into action. The outcome of this review indicates mixed results regarding differentiated instruction and implementation. Further research is suggested because the nature of differentiated instruction, its interpretation, and implementation are controversial.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lynn Ethan Nielsen
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©2003 Michelle Maher
Maher, Michelle, "Differentiated instruction : does it work?" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1141.