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The MAGnet Newsletter on Mixed-Age Grouping in Preschool and Elementary Settings, 1992-1997 [microform] / Diane McClellan, Ed
Bib ID 5614967
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL
 
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Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1997 
71 p. 
ISSN 1065-6782 
Summary

These 11 newsletter issues provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas regarding mixed-age grouping in preschool and elementary schools. The October 1992 issue focuses on the mixed-age approach as an educational innovation, defines relevant terms, and presents advice from Oregon teachers on teaching mixed-age groups. The March 1993 issue discusses: how children learn to care for the needs of others; preparing the environment for mixed-age grouping; and communicating with parents and visitors. a Multi-Age Classroom Observation Guide is also presented. The October 1993 issue discusses applying Piagetian theory to the mixed-age classroom; identifies the support needed to institutionalize mixed-age primary level classes; provides cautions for caregivers of mixed-age groups; and discusses use of parent workshops on the whole-language multi-age classroom. The Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 1994 issues address student assessment in mixed-age classrooms and highlight the approach taken in individual programs. The Spring/Summer 1995 issue discusses implementing the mixed-age classroom and the benefits of mixed-age grouping. The Fall/Winter 1995 issue introduces the concept of looping and its advantages and disadvantages. The Spring/Summer 1996 issue focuses on using mixed-age grouping for at-risk students. The Fall/Winter 1996 issue examines how mixed-age grouping helps children develop social skills and a sense of belonging, and the potential risks of mixed-age grouping. The Spring/Summer 1997 issue deals with the risk of bullying in mixed-age groups. The Fall/Winter 1997 issue discusses sociodramatic play in the mixed-age setting. Regular features in most newsletter issues include "Quotable Quotes," relevant brief quotations regarding mixed-age groups; and descriptions of recent publications and other print and electronic resources. (KB)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RR5593002007.

ERIC Note: Some issues printed on colored paper.

MAGnet Newsletter, v1 n1-v6 n1; Oct 1992-Fall-Win 1997.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Annotated Bibliographies.  |  At Risk Persons.  |  Bullying.  |  Class Organization.  |  Classroom Environment.  |  Continuous Progress Plan.  |  Elementary Education.  |  Elementary School Students.  |  Grouping (Instructional Purposes)  |  Looping (Teachers)  |  Mixed Age Grouping.  |  Multigraded Classes.  |  Newsletters.  |  Nongraded Instructional Grouping.  |  Nontraditional Education.  |  Parent Participation.  |  Parent Teacher Cooperation.  |  Parent Workshops.  |  Piagetian Theory.  |  Preschool Children.  |  Preschool Education.  |  Resource Materials.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Caring
Form/genre Collected Works, Serials.  |  ERIC Publications.
Other authors/contributors McClellan, Diane, editor  |  ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
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