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The Effect of Mixed-Age Classes in Sweden
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 55, no 2, 121-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mixed-aged (MA) classes are a common phenomenon around the world. In Sweden, these types of classes increased rapidly during the 1980s and 1990s, despite the fact that existing empirical support for MA classes is weak. In this paper, the effect of attending an MA class during grades 4-6 on students' cognitive skills is estimated. Using a unique survey with information on students, parents, and teachers, it is possible to control for many factors that could otherwise bias the results. A negative effect on short-run cognitive skills, as measured by grade 6 cognitive tests, was found. This effect is relatively largealmost 5 percentile pointsand robust to a rigorous sensitivity analysis. On grade 9 credits the effect is still negative but smaller in size and not statistically significant.

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2011. Vol. 55, no 2, 121-144 p.
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education, mixed-age classes, multi-grade classes, cognitive skills
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-153218DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2011.554692ISI: 000289582500002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-153218DiVA: diva2:415836
Available from: 2011-05-09 Created: 2011-05-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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