ERIC Number: ED268533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Class Size and English in the Secondary School.
Smith, William L.; And Others
Recognizing the contradictory or inconclusive findings on class size in English, this booklet provides a summary and analysis of existing class size research and describes the kinds of research that would shed new light on the question of class size and secondary English. The first section contains the report of the Task Force on Class Size and Workload in Secondary English Instruction for the Executive Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English. It describes charges given to the task force, existing research on the effects of class size, general recommendations for research, and recommended topics for research. The second section, containing a summary of research on class size and English, discusses reviews of the literature, reports of studies on the effect of class size on achievement and on quality, and highlights some particularly comprehensive studies on achievement and quality in different class sizes. A reference list of about four pages is included. (EL)
Descriptors: Class Size, Classroom Environment, Crowding, Educational Research, English Instruction, Research Reports, Teacher Student Ratio
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 06927, $5.00 member, $6.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Note: Prepared by the NCTE Task Force on Class Size and Workload in Secondary English Instruction.