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Volume 4 Issue 2 - 2021
Multi-Grade Teaching: A Blessing in Disguise
Sarita Deshpande1 and Ravindra Kumar Prajapati2*
1Professor in Education, SOE, College of Humanities and Education, Fiji National University, Fiji Islands
2Consultant Course Coordinator, Consultant Psychologist, University of South Pacific, Fiji Islands
*Corresponding Author: Ravindra Kumar Prajapati, Senior Lecturer, Consultant Psychologist, University of South Pacific, Fiji Islands.
Received: December 13, 2020; Published: January 29, 2021




Abstract

The supremacy of monograde or straight classroom is a trend in the education system where students of a similar age range are assigned to a single grade level but with a range of abilities, however, in multigrade classrooms, one teacher teaches students from two or more grades at the same time. With the advent of children’s right to Education, the governments of various nations are striving to provide basic education to students. Especially on rural backgrounds and remote areas arrangements are in the form of Multi-grade teaching. Multi-Grade-Teaching- popular as MGT involves a teacher to be highly effective with managerial skills. This includes tripartite management in three different dimensions-viz. management of Students, management of Classroom and management of self. At students level the management includes time, behavior, relationship among students and responsibilities assigned to students. Classroom management includes management of physical resources and materials, routines and specific activities, whereas self-management focuses on teacher’s learning about planning, teaching time, classroom control and delegation of responsibilities. As stated in UNESCO’s report, “It is your responsibility as a multi grade teacher to plan and organize your classroom to get the best results from the space and resources available to you.” This paper focuses to draw out the positive sides of MGT as suggested by the title and to get the feel of status of MGT in Fijian context.

Keywords: MGT; Primary Education; Teacher Training Skills

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Citation: Sarita Deshpande and Ravindra Kumar Prajapati. “Multi-Grade Teaching: A Blessing in Disguise”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 4.2 (2021): 26-34.

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