The 'Psychological Prisons' from which They Never Escaped: the role of ability grouping in reproducing social class inequalities

@article{Boaler2005TheP,
  title={The 'Psychological Prisons' from which They Never Escaped: the role of ability grouping in reproducing social class inequalities},
  author={J. Boaler},
  journal={The Forum},
  year={2005},
  volume={47},
  pages={135}
}
Anabelle Dixon's recent editorial (2002) revealed that 88% of children placed into sets or streams at age 4 remain in the same groupings until they leave school. This is one of the most chilling statistics I have ever read. The fact that our children's future is decided for them by the time they are 4 years old derides the work of schools and contravenes basic knowledge about child development and learning. Children develop at different rates, and they reveal different interests, strengths and… Expand
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