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Title: Ability Grouping and its Effect on Pupil Behaviour: A Case Study of a Midlands Comprehensive School
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1993
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Abstract: With minor variations, secondary schools in Britain follow one of four policies on ability grouping: Streaming: when each class in an annual intake is arranged hierarchically from the most to the least able, and pupils remain with their class for all subjects until the option system requires them to specialise; even then, all classes taking any one option are grouped according to ability. Setting: this is a variation on streaming, but classes are grouped by ability for particular subjects, for example maths or science. Banding: here pupils are divided into two or less frequently three ability bands, but within each band each class is of mixed ability. Mixed ability: here teachers seek to ensure that every class contains pupils with the full range of intellectual ability and social background (Wilcox and Eustace, 1980).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Education Today, 43(2), p. 14-17
Publisher: The College of Teachers
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0013-1547
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
130106 Secondary Education
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
939903 Equity and Access to Education
930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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