Students’ Experiences of Ability-based Streaming in Vocational Education

Christian Helms Jørgensen, Klaus Nielsen, Lene Tanggaard Pedersen

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    Since 2007, it has been mandatory for all vocational schools in Denmark to assess the prior qualifications of all students when they begin at the school and to use this assessment to divide students into different ability-based courses (streaming) with the aim of increasing the retention of students. The purpose of this paper is to explore students’ experiences of being placed on a low-ability course by using case studies of two classes from separate vocational schools in Denmark with different practices regarding the streaming of students.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEducation & Training
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)723 - 737
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2015

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