Proposal Title

Honoring All Learners: Addressing the Injustices of Tracking via Embedded Honors

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-101

Start Date

24-3-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

24-3-2017 11:50 AM

Presentation Type

Paper

Abstract

Tracking, or grouping students by so–called ability level, remains the norm in American classrooms, despite copious research highlighting how it disserves students. Heterogeneous grouping has been shown to benefit struggling learners, but often these benefits are perceived as coming at the expense of higher–performing classmates’ learning. There is a potential middle path: “embedding honors.” The presenter will review the literature and share data from his interviews with three American secondary schools that have attempted to employ this practice.

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Mar 24th, 11:00 AM Mar 24th, 11:50 AM

Honoring All Learners: Addressing the Injustices of Tracking via Embedded Honors

U-Hall 3-101

Tracking, or grouping students by so–called ability level, remains the norm in American classrooms, despite copious research highlighting how it disserves students. Heterogeneous grouping has been shown to benefit struggling learners, but often these benefits are perceived as coming at the expense of higher–performing classmates’ learning. There is a potential middle path: “embedding honors.” The presenter will review the literature and share data from his interviews with three American secondary schools that have attempted to employ this practice.