Multiage education: an exploration of advantages and disadvantages through a systematic review of the literature

Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle and Barton, Georgina M. and Pendergast, Donna (2019) Multiage education: an exploration of advantages and disadvantages through a systematic review of the literature. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44 (5). pp. 24-41.

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Abstract

This systematic quantitative literature review explores existent empirical studies with an interest in multiage education in small school settings, with a specific focus on curriculum and pedagogy. Database searches were methodically conducted across six data bases. The inclusion criteria specified the need for empirical research, and publication dates ranged from 1997 to 2017. The article begins by setting the scene for the systematic review, exploring historical and international practices related to multiage complexities and terminology. Curriculum and pedagogical practices are explored to identify key advantages and disadvantages associated with a multiage approach in small school contexts.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 23:44
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 05:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: age classes, multigrade
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2018v44n5.2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33683

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