ERIC Number: ED377548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Underwood, Siobhan; Lumsden, Linda S.
Research Roundup, v11 n1 Fall 1994
The items featured in this annotated bibliography touch on several aspects of the multifaceted class-size debate. Allen Odden reviews the literature and contends that class-size reduction should be used "sparingly and strategically." C. M. Achilles and colleagues examines two different class-size situations and find student test performance in the smaller classes is significantly better than in the larger ones. B. A. Nye and others describe the processes and results of three related longitudinal class-size initiatives. Douglas E. Mitchell and Sara Ann Beach review the history of class-size research, then pose and answer four questions relevant to policy issues or classroom practices. Tommy M. Tomlinson notes the political nature of the class-size debates. Helen Bain and others study the teaching practices and characteristics of 50 first grade teachers who participated in Tennessee's Student Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) Project. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Class Size, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Politics of Education, Teaching Methods
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.50, single copy; orders of 10 or more, $2 each; Virginia residents add 4.5 percent sales tax).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.