ERIC Number: ED252964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Ellis, Thomas I.
Research Roundup, v1 n2 Apr 1985
After a brief introduction identifying current issues and trends in research on class size, this brochure reviews five recent studies bearing on the relationship of class size to educational effectiveness. Part 1 is a review of two interrelated and highly controversial "meta-analyses" or statistical integrations of research findings on class size, by Gene V. Glass and Mary Lee Smith: "Meta-Analysis of Research on the Relationship of Class Size and Achievement," and "Relationship of Class Size to Classroom Processes, Teacher Satisfaction, and Pupil Affect: A Meta-Analysis." Part 2 reviews "An Experimental Study of the Effects of Class Size," by Stan M. Shapson, from "American Educational Research Journal," (Spring 1980). Part 3 is a review of "Early Childhood Education Classroom Evaluation," by Jane Stallings and others. Part 4 covers "Class Size Project 1980-1981: Final Report," by Andrew T. Carrington and others. Part 5 is a review of "Crowding and Classroom Learning" by David E. Weldon and others, from "Journal of Experimental Education," (Spring 1981). (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Correlation, Cost Effectiveness, Crowding, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Research Methodology, Small Classes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Sales, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($2.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: Class Size and Instruction Project; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management; Virginia Beach Schools VA