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Robert Slavin

Robert Slavin is the founding director of the Institute of Effective Education at the University of York and director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. He has authored more than 300 articles and 20 books.

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Robert Slavin

Leave no pupils behind: the principles (and limits) of a mastery approach

If all pupils are to master the prerequisite skills for important lessons, teachers must have the resources to help them reach the same baseline. When giving a lesson, all teachers face a dilemma. Some pupils will master all the lesson content, some will learn it partially and others will not learn...