Ability Grouping in the Junior High School

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Harcourt, Brace, 1927 - Ability - 223 pages

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Page 3 - ability grouping." Ability grouping in the junior high school is to be defined as the classification of the pupils of the school into groups which, within reasonable limits, are homogeneous in ability to perform the kind of task which confronts those pupils in the classroom. It is not a social segregation. It is not a caste stratification. It is not an attempt to point out those who are worth while and those who are not. It is not a move to separate the leaders from the followers.
Page 195 - The Influence of Intelligence on the Selection of Associates.
Page 193 - Providing for individual differences by means of grouping by ability." Ninth Annual Schoolmen's Week Proceedings, University of Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 1, p.
Page 193 - Horn, John Louis. The education of ^exceptional children; a consideration of public school problems and policies in the field of differentiated education. New York and London, The Century...
Page 199 - Sectioning Junior High School Pupils by Tests and School Marks.
Page 58 - Paul V. Social Rating of Best and Poorest High School Students.
Page 113 - B groups took place after the group organization had been in operation a week. My impression at that first meeting was that the pupils in the A group were older than the other pupils by a year or more. This impression has not grown weaker after seven weeks of contact with the children. Another...
Page 9 - is petted and pampered and protected to a degree which makes the punishment of crime relatively rare." Educators were quick to rise to this social crisis. They urged their fellow Americans to look to the schools to train citizens not to "set themselves against the state." After all, there was "no other organized force which aims primarily at citizenship and at the same time represents the state.
Page 8 - fail," but to succeed in serving these by now traditional objectives? In 1927 many Americans were troubled about their society. Morals seemed to be disintegrating, crime increasing. Indeed, some felt there was a "legal bias in favor of the criminal." He "is petted and pampered and protected to a degree which makes the punishment of crime relatively rare.
Page 203 - Differentiation of method in teaching reading to slow and bright pupils," Bulletin of High Points in the Work of the High Schools of New York City, 5:11-14, April, 1923. An account of an experiment in grouping high-school pupils into bright, medium and slow groups according to the results of the Thorndike-McCall Reading Scale. After the groups were formed each was taught by a different method...

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