Mathematics in age-mixed classes in Swiss and in German primary schools: a comparative study

  • Esther Brunner
  • Hedwig Gasteiger
  • Jonas Lampart
  • Kathrin Schreieder
Keywords: Multi-grade classroom, mathematics education, teaching patterns, social forms, beliefs

Abstract

In a survey teachers from age-mixed classes in a Swiss canton and a region of Bavaria were asked about specific design features of their mathematics lessons as well as their beliefs about age-mixed learning. For the two countries there are more differences than similarities in the design of mathematics teaching in age-mixed classes of primary school and in the teachers’ beliefs about learning in age-mixed classes. The age-mixed classes of the two countries differ in their structural preconditions, but not fundamentally in their orientation on subject-specific standards.

Published
03-04-2019
How to Cite
Brunner, E., Gasteiger, H., Lampart, J., & Schreieder, K. (2019). Mathematics in age-mixed classes in Swiss and in German primary schools: a comparative study. Swiss Journal of Educational Science, 41(1), 160-176. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.41.1.11
Section
Varia