ERIC Number: ED400223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Reducing Class Size To Increase Student Involvement.
Lottes, Christine R.
Reducing class size was considered an important element in a revised health course at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania). However, reducing class size to approximately 15 students per class would require 38 sections, more than the health faculty could handle. To recruit additional instructors, the course was marketed to faculty and administrators as supportive of and complementary to the rigorous academic expectations of the college. This was accomplished by addressing issues (i.e., relationships, chemical health, sexual victimization, diversity, eating disorders, etc.) recognized as negatively impacting on all aspects of students' lives, including their academic success. Recruitment of course instructors, instructor training, and classroom instruction are discussed. Recommendations are also made for ways in which junior and senior high school teachers might recruit individuals from the community to work with small groups within a larger class. (ND)
Descriptors: Class Size, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Health Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Small Classes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Student Ratio, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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