Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-121).
Pt. I. Filling in the Background. 1. Initiative and Possibility. 2. A Community of Purposeful Learners -- Pt. II. Making Curricular Connections. 3. Literacy and the Social Sciences. 4. Science and Mathematics. 5. The Arts -- Pt. III. Essential Elements. 6. Cooperation and Shared Responsibility. 7. Teaching Others to Teach -- Pt. IV. Assessment and Evaluation. 8. Student Assessment. 9. Evaluation of the Program.
A Multiage Classroom is both theoretical and practical. It discusses ways teachers can plan and develop a multiage program, refine and expand the choices offered to children, integrate and infuse the arts into the curriculum, and effect change in their schools. The book also includes specific strategies to help children teach their peers, assess their own work, develop their own goals, and evaluate their own progress in parent conferences. Teachers interested in creating similar learning environments or experimenting with new ideas and challenges will find all the encouragement they need in this book.