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ERIC Number: ED072505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
School Size. Educational Management Review Series Number 13.
The documents surveyed in this review are limited in three ways: first, in many cases only the general terms "large" and "small" are used in the discussion of school size. Second, most of the studies deal with secondary schools because there is greater concern with the extent of curriculum offerings at that level. Third, many authors draw conclusions from studies of school district size. This is understandable because the data available on district size are often more accurate and more complete than those on school size. School district data are used on the assumption that most small districts are in sparsely populated areas and have small schools, whereas the opposite is true for large districts. This review divides the literature into (1) school size and educational costs, (2) size and student achievement, (3) advantages and disadvantages of small schools, (4) advantages and disadvantages of large schools, and (5) opportunity and actualization factors. Nine of the documents reviewed are available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.