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    Ability grouping has the potential to completely revolutionize education today. Ability grouping, which places children with peers of similar skill levels, has long been controversial. This, as well as similar processes known as cluster grouping and tracking, became widely debated in the the 1990s. For several years after the controversy, the idea of ability grouping was not mentioned. However, schools have started using ability grouping increasingly in the past few years in the hopes to improve education. Today, many teachers, especially in elementary school, use this with their students. Ability grouping should be used in American schools to help students gain a competitive advantage, stimulate growth in learning, and to enable students…

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    Homologous Education

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    This paper will argue that homologous education approach towards students will be more likely effective and bring positive outcomes within Canadian school system with respect to ability grouping or tracking, social and racial status. Students are mostly spent their time in class with other students that have different racial and social class status, as well as, academic levels. Ability grouping and tracking existed in the old days because the schools were finding it hard to deal with the…

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    By this, Hodgkinson means that schools are every bit as complicated as house; that by fixing the superficial aspects of a school, such as more advanced technology or new books, you won’t erase the deeper, far more important issues, such as a simply lackluster curriculum. A majority of schools in the United States, in attempts to fix the obvious issues, resort to the tracking system. The tracking system is the act of grouping students by ability, or so they claim. Schools see the tracking system…

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    Introduction Tracking students by ability level has been an on-going issue in education for years. Many educators began questioning the practice of tracking in the 1970s when studies began to show that minority and low-income students were over-represented in the lower tracks where they receive less challenging instruction from less qualified teachers (Oakes 1990, as quoted by Haury & Milbourne 1999). Still the process of tracking and grouping individuals according to ability levels remains…

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    much Chinese they used during the communication. As this assessment requires students to work together as a group and exchange information with group members, students may be influenced by their group members when deciding how to explain the information they have. For example, high achieving students with ability to achieve this item may choose to use Chinese so that other members with lower listening skills can understand the information better. Likewise, lower achieving students may be using…

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    In American schools, today, tracking can be considered as a form of ability grouping. When using tracking, teachers are placing students in groups based on their academic abilities and talents. Some schools may separate students into ability groups within their class or between different classes based on the curriculum. While this may seem acceptable, helpful for teachers, and even comforting for students, it in fact is a method of the past that must be stopped. The system of tracking leads to…

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    Student Interventions

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    Research studies show that the plasticity of the brain, which involves the intellect, and ability, grows with effort and practice. Another study discussed in the article (Boaler, 2013) focused on the importance of students mindset for learning, and concluded that if the students believe that the mind can grow and they can learn if they try harder than the achievement improves. Boaler also mentions in his study (2013) the importance of a teacher’s mindset as a teacher. The teachers must believe…

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    Countless controversy over ability grouping has been around in communities all over the world, for over the three decades. Especially, there has been a serious issues involving segregation and inequity with the mask of ability grouping on the surface in the United States, such as race and social status. In the news article, “Sorting kids at school: the return of ability grouping,” the reporter Celia R. Baker (2013) quotes the University of South Carolina law professor, Derek Black, who mentions…

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    EN4017 2014 From the perspective of your school placement discuss the findings lynch and lodge (2002) in relation to either ‘’equality of treatment’’ or the ‘’ diversity of deficit’’. Equality of treatment: Ability Grouping or Diversity deficit (any ONE aspect) a. Sexual orientation b. Travellers C. Racial minorities OR other diversity issue. You must support your arguments with evidence from your school placement experience and the reading list for this module. From my study of lynch and…

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    Situational Interviews

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    selection process for Music Teachers in Middle Grades: structured interview, cognitive abilities test, and personality inventories. These assessments should target certain job related KSAOs, like the following: knowledge of teaching methods, ability to communicate information to students, knowledge of music including specific knowledge of each instrument and general music knowledge, ability to manage confidential information, excellent musical skills on primary instrument as well as sufficient…

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