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ERIC Number: ED435590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Benefits of Teaching Small Classes--The Chinese Perspectives.
Din, Feng S.
This study investigated Chinese teachers' attitudes about the benefits of teaching small classes. Researchers administered a survey with open-ended questions to a sample of 54 teachers in a mideast Chinese urban school district. The study investigated their responses on issues related to the functions and benefits of having small classes for both teachers and students. Findings indicated that the Chinese urban teachers preferred teaching small classes, perceiving small class size as a beneficial factor not directly related to student achievement. They believed that small classes facilitated more individualized help from teachers, more student-teacher interactions, better classroom management, and a reduced teacher workload. They also believed in teachers encouraging and creating competition among students, which they regarded as important for students in large classes to succeed. Some cultural differences were also found. (Contains 19 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China