October 30, 2020

Why one teacher thinks streaming is not a good idea

Who benefits when children are streamed? Is this a First-World practice that we can do without?

Streaming or tracking is the practice of separating students into different classes depending on their diagnosed capacities. In the Philippines, streaming happens in various levels – the separation of “normal” from the “special” children, sectioning, and in the specialization of senior high school students into different strands.


Oscar Hedstrom is a secondary teacher in Melbourne, and he thinks that streaming does nothing to promote genuine education among students. Read his article below to familiarize yourself with his ideas.

https://aeon.co/ideas/why-streaming-kids-according-to-ability-is-a-terrible-idea