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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Place of PublicationOnline
Pages58-63
Number of pages6
Volume32
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012
EventProceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics - University of Sussex, June 2012
Duration: 1 Jun 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Period1/06/12 → …

Keywords

  • Educational triage
  • primary mathematics
  • setting

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    Marks, R. (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 (Vol. 32, pp. 58-63). http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip32-2/BSRLM-IP-32-2-10.pdf