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Planejando para a diferenciação: a experiência de professores de escolas primárias da Irlanda do Norte

Author(s): Brian McGarvey | Stuart Marriott | Valerie Morgan | Lesley Abbott

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 63;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Heterogeneous groups | Differentiation | Primary Education

This paper describes how a group of primary schools in Northern Ireland planned a differentiated curriculum, and the extent to which subject co-ordinators offer guidance to teacher colleagues in planning for English, mathematics and science. The views of headteachers, subject co-ordinators and teachers on the ways in which plans are translated into classroom practice for higher and lower attaining pupils in both classwork and homework were obtained. The curriculum support staff described how far they consider teachers are applying the principles of differentiation, including progression and continuity. The results showed that, although most teachers were said to understand the meaning of differentiation moderately well, help was needed in drawing up schemes of work and providing for the extremes of pupil attainment.
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