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Keywords

Mixed ability grouping in education; Learning ability;

Abstract

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

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

William Lee Waack

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Date Original

2002

Object Description

1 PDF file (34 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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