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ERIC Number: ED053713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 8
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Class Size Effect on Community College Economic Education.
Phillips, James A.
This document discusses the author's solution to students' demands for smaller, more individual classes vs. administrative pressure, forced by enrollment and financial demands, for larger classes. In the 1970 fall semester at Cypress College (California) 150 students participated in an experiment in which an economics 1A class size was increased from 50 to approximately 100, but also included small seminars of 10 students each. It was found that a significant difference did exist between control and experimental groups on the basis of pre-test/post-test score gains and on semester score averages. The experimental group had a higher absence and withdrawal rate, yet scored higher; it also exhibited a more positive attitude response to course experiences. It is felt that the small seminar contact was largely responsible for the significant learning gain. (CA)
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