setting and streaming

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  • setting and streaming
    • mac an ghaill (1994)
      • findings: 1. teachers main concerns are those in top sets                  2. students in top sets are given priority in class rooms with special equipment       3. most experienced teachers teach the top sets                  4. teachers respected those in top sets and had high expectations of them.
        • evaluation: 1. bottom sets seen as unlikely to succeed and had low ability               2. provided with less experienced teachers.          3. information taught was according to their assumed level of ability.
    • hallam and hurley (2001)
      • they looked at the possible effects of setting and streaming. they samples 45 mixed comprehensive schools in England that represent 3 types of ability groups
        • mixed ability schools: mixed ability classes with setting in no more than 2 subjects in year 9


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