Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Volume 8 | 1992 | Issue 5

Essential Schools' 'Universal Goals':How Can Heterogeneous Grouping Help?: Offers a range of approaches in teaching methods and curriculum for making heterogeneous grouping work for students at all levels. Download PDF

Essential Schools’ ‘Universal Goals’: How Can Heterogeneous Grouping Help?

Once we expect every student to meet the highest goals, the reasons weaken for separating classes in ability groups. But what else has to change when schools stop tracking? How can kids so various learn together, turning their differences to their best advantage? “I’m all for tracking,” Theodore Sizer declares emphatically, and I know he’s got to be kidding. On