ERIC Number: ED070391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education with Fewer Teachers: Some Examples of Current Practice.
Behrens, Anna Jo W.
During the 1960's financial problems began to infiltrate colleges and universities across the country. Demands began to pour in for higher student/faculty ratios in order to cut back the educational costs. Despite arguments that such action would decrease the quality of higher education, many colleges and universities increased their class size. The results, as found by a Carnegie Commission study group, indicate that the number of students sitting before a faculty member in a classroom has little to do directly with the quality of the educational results achieved. Educational quality depends upon the availability to topnotch students and teachers, and the use of excellent instructional methods; upon the efforts and interests of students; and upon the constant interaction of students and faculty members. (HS)
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Effectiveness
Management Division, Academy for Educational Development, Inc., 1424 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., Washington, DC. Management Div.