ERIC Number: ED140397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Clarifying the Class Size Question. Evaluation and Synthesis of Studies Related to the Effects of Class Size, Pupil-Adult, and Pupil-Teacher Ratios.
Ryan, Doris W.; Greenfield, T. Barr
This publication presents the proceedings of a seminar on class size research that was held in May 1975 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Most of the publication consists of papers presented at the seminar and reactions to those papers by other conference participants. Also included is a summary of remarks made during the panel discussion that concluded the seminar. The individual papers include "Towards a Framework for Research on the Class Size Question," by T. Barr Greenfield; "Rethinking Research on the Class Size Question," by Doris W. Ryan; "Comment on the Framework Proposed by Ryan and Greenfield," by Erwin Miklos; "How Are We Gonna Keep the Customer Buyin', Ryan? or Ontario's Green Field of Class Size Research," by Donald Erickson; "Comment on the Class Size Question," by Henry Acland; "Establishing an Information Base for the Study of Class Size," by Richard Wolfe; "Descriptive Interpretive Research: Unstructured Participant Observational Techniques in Educational Research," by W. Gordon West; "Class Size--Decisional Determinants," by Thomas Williams; "Research on Class Size: An Analytical Study," by E. N. Wright; "Large Scale Studies of School Effects," by Leslie McLean; and "Can Class Size Make a Difference?" by Carl Bereiter. (JG)
Descriptors: Class Size, Conference Reports, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Student Teacher Ratio
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.