Teaching Multigrade Class

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The failure of multigrade classes has important consequences: multigrade teaching being perceived as a cut-rate, unsuitable form of delivery, its failure causes families to lose interest in schooling and thus reduces social demand for education. In short, such failures contribute to under-development and poverty. Enhance social and natural settings in multi-grade classrooms can help raise students’ social and emotional skills. Including students of different ages in one classroom creates a caring environment, as it encourages older students to serve as role models or mentors to help their younger peers” (Song, Spradlin, & Plucker, 2009).

Them to teach in a multigrade class (e.g., Pratt & Treacy, 1986), while feelings of neglect, isolation, lack of support and dissatisfaction with the quality of their work were expressed by some (e.g., Perras, 1983; Strauber, 1985). Positive features of multigrade teaching include the opportunities for more social.

Teaching and Learning in Multigrade Classrooms: What Teachers Say
The Irish Journal of Education / Iris Eireannach an Oideachais
Published By: Educational Research Centre
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This paper presents the results of an exploratory study which examined the perceptions and beliefs of 75 teachers regarding four-grade multigrade classes in two-teacher schools. The study investigated the degree to which positive and negative perceptions of the multigrade setting which had been identified in research elsewhere were common in the Irish context. Findings were similar to those of previous studies for the most part. However, Irish teachers identified considerably more positive features of multigrade teaching.

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The Irish Journal of Education considers for publication articles on any aspect of education – philosophy, history, comparative education, curriculum studies, etc. Reports of experimental research and articles which have a particular relevance to education in Ireland are especially welcome.

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The Educational Research Centre was established on the campus of St Patrick’s College, Dublin in January, 1966. The setting up of the Centre was a means of widening the scope of, and making for greater continuity in, research efforts in Ireland. The Centre works at all levels of the education system, from pre-school to third level.

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Teaching Multi Grade Classrooms

Multi-Grade Classroom Resources

ADLC lesson plans can assist teachers who are assigned to multi-grade classroom situations including, but not limited to, Hutterite Colony settings. We call these the Oka Lesson Plans after the person who developed them.

These resources are user-friendly, interesting, relevant, and keep teacher planning and preparation times reasonable. While these lesson plans were designed specifically for use in multi-grade classrooms on Hutterite Colonies, they can be used by any teacher.

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