ERIC Number: ED440198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
How Small Classes Help Teachers Do Their Best: Recommendations from a National Invitational Conference.
CEIC Review, v9 n2 Mar 2000
This theme issue provides a synopsis of the step-by-step recommendations generated by participants at a conference on the implementation of class size reduction. It also contains summaries of the commissioned papers on research and practical knowledge about class size reduction. Recommendations focused on the major topic areas of improving organizational and implementation support, professional development focusing on classroom practice, dissemination of the knowledge base about class size, and further research and development needs. The commissioned papers summarized are: (1) "Early and New Findings from Tennessee's Project STAR" (Jayne Boyd-Zaharia and Helen Pate-Bain); (2) "Teacher Aides: An Alternative to Small Classes?" (Jeremy D. Finn, Susan B. Gerber, and Stacey L. Farber); (3) "Why Should Reduced Class Size Lead to Increased Student Achievement?" (Lorin W. Anderson); (4) "Professional Development and Implementation of Class Size Reduction" (Carolyn M. Evertson); (5) "How Might Teachers Make Smaller Classes Better Classes?" (Jere Brophy); (6) "The California Class-Size Reduction Evaluation: Lessons Learned" (George W. Bohrnstedt, Edward W. Wiley, and Brian M. Stecher); (7) "Wisconsin's Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) Class-Size Reduction Program: Achievement Effects, Teaching and Classroom Implications" (Alex Molnar, Philip Smith, John Zahorik, Amanda Palmer, Anke Halbach, and Karen Ehrle); (8) "Ten Years of Small Class Size in Burke County, North Carolina" (Pauline Egelson and Patrick Harmon); (9) "Should Class Size Be a Cornerstone for Educational Policy?" (Charles M. Achilles and Jeremy D. Finn); (10) "Using Class-Size Reduction Resources To Create a Learning Community: A Case Report of Gundry Elementary School" (Matthew Hanson); (11) "Part-Time Class Size Reduction at Fall City Elementary" (Kathleen Cotton and Joyce Riha Linik); (12) "Johnson Elementary School: A Case Report" (Caitlin Howley-Rowe); (13) "An Economist's View of Class Size Research" (Alan B. Kreuger); and (14) "School Characteristics and Classroom Practice: Smaller versus Larger Classrooms" (Margaret C. Wang and Judith C. Stull). (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on Education in the Inner Cities, Philadelphia, PA.