TITLE

Grade-Level Retention: Not Always a Positive Strategy

AUTHOR(S)
Venable, Sheryl
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
National Teacher Education Journal;Fall2015, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite the research available on the negative aspects of retention, many teachers are not fully aware of the research and tend to think of retention as the best way to help struggling students achieve academically. The purpose of this article is to delineate some of the negative as well as some of the positive aspects of retention. A literature review of retention including its negative aspects, positive aspects, and implications will follow. Having a more comprehensive picture of retention might lead to decisions that will be more beneficial for students.
ACCESSION #
110269943

 

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