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ERIC Number: ED260845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Class Size and Academic Achievement.
Halloran, Margaret
In the past, educators reduced class size to obtain significant increases in academic achievement. However, research comparing small and large classes found very little or no significant difference in students' academic achievement. Presently, the National Center for Education projects an increase in teaching jobs and a slight improvement in the teacher/pupil ratio by 1992. Findings on the effect of the projected smaller ratio on academic achievement are inconclusive. In future research, many variables must be considered and an agreeable definition of class size should be sought. Future research should also concentrate on studies focused at the same grade level and including teachers with a similar level of competence. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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