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Differentiation of Curriculum Practices and Teaching Methods in High Schools

by L. Thomas Hopkins - 1936

Until recently junior and senior high schools made no distinction between the terms 'homogeneous' groupings and 'ability' groupings. They were used to mean any type of classification of students for the promotion of better learning in traditional subjects. Within the past three years a differentiated meaning between these terms has become current. ' Homogeneous grouping ' is now being used to refer more to the grouping of pupils according to their interests, purposes, needs, or objectives, whereas ' ability grouping ' refers more to the placement of pupils in sections in required subjects for the purpose of promoting better teaching.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 35, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 37 Number 9, 1936, p. 173-188
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20614, Date Accessed: 5/25/2022 6:11:32 PM

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