26 May 2015, 9:30 – 11:00
Adam Gamoran – keynote talk.
Grouping students according to their supposed abilities and interests has long been debated. Several new lines of research bring new evidence to bear on the issue, and suggest new directions for how best to organize students for instruction. Do these innovations offer hope for resolving the tracking problem? Or are they yet another false promise, without addressing the underlying dilemmas? This presentation will draw on recent research in the U.S. and internationally to address these questions.