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A Challenge Made Easy: Contributing Factors for Successful Multigrade Teaching in a Small School

Mariyam Shareefa, Visal Moosa, Rohani Mat Zin, Nor Zaiham Midawati Abdullah and Rosmawijah Jawawi

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 28, Issue 3, September 2020

Keywords: Leadership, multigrade teaching, parents, professional development, small school

Published on: 25 September 2020

The purpose of this case study is to investigate the factors that contributed to the success of multigrade teaching in a small school in Maldives. Data were collected using semi-structured one-to-one interviews, observation of classroom teaching, and field notes. The interview was conducted with the principal of the school and four teachers who taught in multigrade classes while classroom teaching of three of the teachers were observed. Content analysis of the data revealed four major factors that contributed to successful multigrade teaching; leadership, professional development, structural support, and parent awareness. These factors could be considered to enable multigrade teaching in schools.

ISSN 1511-3701

e-ISSN 2231-8542

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