Date of Award

6-19-1997

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

First Advisor

Jacquelyn Smith

Abstract

As educators and school districts implement multi-age classrooms to meet increasing enrollment and teacher shortages, there remains questions as to the impact of such programs. This project explored the various approaches to multi-aged classrooms as implemented in several Lane County, Oregon Schools. Research methods of observation and interview were used to understand the teaching strategies that helped meet the needs of all students in multi-age classrooms. The advantages and disadvantages were identified. It was found that teacher placement choice and training, as well as, adminstrational support influenced the success of multi-age programs.

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