Differentiation, Resistance and Courage: at work in the infant school (FORUM 1)



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Publication date: March 1, 2013


Annabelle Dixon was co-editor of FORUM from the summer of 1998 until her untimely death in May 2005. The article we reproduce below is based on an article that first appeared in FORUM in 1984, Volume 26, Number 2, with the title ‘Divided We Rule’. At that time, she was a practising infant teacher, and deeply concerned about the ways in which the widespread practice of differentiation affected young children’s learning. The version printed here has been extended, edited and retitled, drawing on a longer, later version, unpublished as far as we know, which she circulated to friends and colleagues in 1986.

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