"I get the feeling that it is really unfair": educational triage in primary mathematics


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Marks, Rachel (2012) "I get the feeling that it is really unfair": educational triage in primary mathematics In: Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, University of Sussex, June 2012.

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Reviews highlight the implications of ability-grouping in secondary mathematics, but knowledge of practices in primary mathematics is limited. My wider study (Marks 2012) suggests ability-grouping practices seen in secondary mathematics are mirrored in primary mathematics. One such practice is educational triage. This involves the direction of resources towards those most likely to benefit. This paper presents the outcomes and experiences of Year 6 (ages 10-11) pupils at ‘Avenue Primary'. It examines how educational triage is enacted and justified. Quantitative data highlights the academic outcomes of educational triage. Qualitative data illustrate the differential experiences of pupils.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational triage; primary mathematics; setting
Subjects: X000 Education > X500 National Curriculum > X510i Mathematics Education
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2015 08:26
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13997

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