Multigrade classroom

definition

Several grades or divisions are taught simultaneously in the same classroom by a single teacher.

Brunswic, Etienne, et Jean Valérien. Multigrade schools: improving access in rural Africa? Fundamentals of Educational Planning 76. Paris: UNESCO-IIEP, 2004.

example of use

The failure of multigrade classes has important consequences: multigrade teaching being perceived as a cut-rate, unsuitable form of delivery, its failure causes families to lose interest in schooling and thus reduces social demand for education. In short, such failures contribute to under-development and poverty. It is therefore vital for planners to identify the factors that lead to failure so as to avoid recourse to the multigrade option if the minimum conditions for success are not met (Brunswic and Valérien, 2004: 51).

Brunswic, Etienne, et Jean Valérien. Multigrade schools: improving access in rural Africa? Fundamentals of Educational Planning 76. Paris: UNESCO-IIEP, 2004.

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