after school programs, out-of-school programs, mixed-age groups, education
Formal education may have come full circle. Schools have evolved from multi-aged one-room school houses to single-age classrooms, and now some schools are returning to multi-aged classrooms. Educators are revisiting the concept and promise of mixed-age groupings to encourage individual learning and development in a diverse environment.
Rasmussen, Marilyn F., "Mixed-Age Groups in After-School and Out-Of-School Time Programs" (2005). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 511.