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Stop streaming students, it’s harmful to education – ESRI

Published 14/12/2011 | 09:57

Photo: Posed, Thinkstock
Photo: Posed, Thinkstock

STREAMING students based on their ability is harming overall education standards, according to the ESRI.

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New research today showed that students in lower streams perform worse when grouped together, the institute said.

Meanwhile, poorer students perform well enough to stop the average student performance from being lower when placed in higher streams

Most schools stream students for some subjects - mostly Maths, Irish and English.

Teacher-student interaction is crucial to student outcomes and international evidence shows that "teaching methods matter", the research also showed.

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