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Using cooperative learning in social studies classrooms to address diversity
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Ng, M., & Lee, C. K. E. (1994, November). Using cooperative learning in social studies classrooms to address diversity. Paper presented at the Eightieth Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore.
This paper discusses two issues : (a) the implementaion of cooperative learning in a heterogenous primary classroom in Singapore and (b) a sociometric survey of friendship choices of the children before and after cooperative learning. The study was a pilot test using Kagan's cooperative learning structures in social studies lessons. Interviews with the children revealed positive responses to cooperative learning. Discipline and status problems are discussed. Sociometric data showed a rise in the proportion of children making cross-ethnic friendship choices after cooperative learning. The researchers believe that one of the strongest justifications for cooperative learning may come from the qualitative effects on pupil attitudes and values.
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