ERIC Number: ED126834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-8
Reference Count: 0
Class Size and College Teaching: Attitudes and Preferences.
Clark, Michal C.
What effect would the manipulation of class size have on students, faculty, and institutional productivity? By providing each student with a class schedule of varying sized classes (at least one very large and at least one small class per student per semester), the student would derive educational benefits and maintain feelings of community in learning consistent with the goals and traditions of a liberal arts college. Data gathered from interviews and questionnaires of students and faculty indicates that small classes are truely preferred. Class size can be controlled so as to enhance instructional productivity, but such control will have to be administratively initiated. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louis W. and Maud Hill Family Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn.