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ERIC Number: ED087099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 15
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Class Size: Confrontation or Constructive Compromise?
Stennett, R. G.
In this speech, the author examines the concern of most educators about the tendency to solve budgetary problems through increasing class size. The author agrees that class size does affect educational quality, but he suggests that other factors greatly influence quality as well. He suggests that the tendency to sacrifice nonteaching personnel in order to keep class size down may hurt rather than help the cause of quality education. The author contends that, for successful teaching and learning, the major issue is not class size but rather how to manipulate the resources available to the schools so that the minimum needs of every teacher and child are satisfied. Several tables show the average class size for various elementary grades in Ontario in 1972 and 1973 and the variations in class size in the province. (Author/DN)
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Note: Speech given before Ontario Educational Research Council Annual Conference. (15th, 1973)