Ability Grouping

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ABILITY GROUPING

Ability grouping is grouping students according to their ability. The practice of grouping student according to their level of academic skills allows a teacher to provide a uniform level of instruction to an entire group. TYPES OF GROUPING

1. Between class
2. Within class ability grouping

Between- class grouping refers to a schools’ practice of forming classroom that contain students of similar ability. Within class grouping refers to the teachers’ practice forming group of students of similar ability within an individual class.

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Whyte, Millicent (1995) Development of Education in Jamaica

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Barr, Rebacca & Johnson, Baraba. (1991) Sociology Themes and Perspectives 4th Anglin- Hyman, Rhona. (2000) Education and Society: An Introduction Bethlehem Moravian College

The Daily Gleaner Articles
* A Vision for Education dated March 13,2009
* Elitist Education dated March 20, 2009
* Rethink Education Philosophy dated March 24, 2009
* Trickle-down Education dated May 12, 2009
* Time-out for problem students coming September dated March 28,2009 * Dissolve and reconstitute education ministry dated January 16, 2009.

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GLOSSARY
Ability Grouping Ability grouping is grouping students according to their ability. The practice of grouping student according to their level of academic skills allows a teacher to provide a uniform level of instruction to an entire group....
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