Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mixed ability grouping in education; Learning ability;
This article focuses on a pilot study that examines the effectiveness of differentiation strategies when used in a multi-categorical classroom. The writer, a gifted and talented facilitator in a rural Iowa school district, team taught with two other teachers in a classroom where identified learning-disabled and gifted students were clustered together. The purpose of this clustering was to determine the impact of alternative strategies upon special needs students when implemented in a common learning environment. The writer concludes that with careful planning, differentiation can be a positive instructional strategy in a multi-categorical classroom. She also offers recommendations for educators and administrators to consider when implementing this type of model.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
William Lee Waack
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©2002 Stephanie Elizabeth Francis
Francis, Stephanie Elizabeth, "Indivisible, with an education for all : differentiation strategies used in a multi-categorical classroom" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 663.