Publication Date

1995

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Senese, Guy B.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies

LCSH

Ability grouping in education--United States

Abstract

The study undertaken here explores the origin of ability grouping, reviews its historical development, explains how the practice has persisted in our schools, and questions why, even after years of research showing that it does not benefit any group of students and may be detrimental to students in lower- ability groups, it continues to flourish in the American educational system. One fundamental purpose of American education is to provide an equal, quality education for all children. It is the purpose of this paper to show that ability grouping is undemocratic because it helps solidify a stratified social system.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [100]-107)

Extent

107 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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