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Grouping Students for Instruction

by Robert C. Calfee 1979

A Framework for Conceptualizing Instructional Groups. An important factor determining the teacher's instructional task is the nature of the students assigned to the class and the teacher's plan for organizing students for instruction. The assignment of students to instructional groups takes place at three levels.

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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 78, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 80 Number 6, 1979, p. 144-181
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21585, Date Accessed: 7/20/2018 7:44:27 PM

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  • Robert Calfee
    Stanford University
    ROBERT CALFEE is a cognitive psychologist with research interests in the effect of schooling on the intellectual potential of individuals and groups. His interests focus on assessment of beginning literacy skills and the broader reach of the school as a literate environment. He is presently Professor Emeritus from Stanford University and the University of California, Riverside. Calfee, R. C. (2013). Knowledge, evidence, and faith. In K. Goodman, R. C. Calfee, & Y. Goodman (Eds.), Whose knowledge counts in national literacy policies. New York: Routledge. Calfee, R. C., & Miller, R. G. (2013). Best practices in writing assessment. In S. Graham, C. A. MacArthur, & J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Best practices in writing instruction, 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press.
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