Closing Achievement Gaps: Revisiting Benjamin S. Bloom's “Learning for Mastery”

  title={Closing Achievement Gaps: Revisiting Benjamin S. Bloom's “Learning for Mastery”},
  author={T. Guskey},
  journal={Journal of Advanced Academics},
  pages={31 - 8}
  • T. Guskey
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Advanced Academics
  • The problem of achievement gaps among different subgroups of students has been evident in education for many years. This manuscript revisits the work of renowned educator Benjamin S. Bloom, who saw reducing gaps in the achievement of various groups of students as a simple problem of reducing variation in student learning outcomes. Bloom observed that teaching all students in the same way and giving all the same time to learn—that is, providing little variation in the instruction—typically… CONTINUE READING

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