ERIC Number: ED456554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Using What We Know: A Review of the Research on Implementing Class-Size Reduction Initiatives for State and Local Policymakers.
Laine, Sabrina W. M., Ed.; Ward, James G., Ed.
This book contains a collection of essays involving new research on class-size reduction. Six chapters include: (1) "Reducing Class Size in Public Schools: Cost-Benefit Issues and Implications" (John F. Witte); (2) "Making Policy Choices: Is Class-Size Reduction the Best Alternative?" (Doug Harris and David N. Plank); (3) "Smaller Classes, Lower Salaries? A Study of the Effects of Class Size on Teacher Labor Markets" (Eric Hanushek with Javier Luque); (4) "Smaller Classes, Better Teaching? Effective Teaching in Reduced-Size Classes" (John Zahorik and others); (5) "Implementing a Class Size Reduction Policy: Barriers and Opportunities" (Ray Legler); and (6) "Implications of Class-Size Reduction Research for Practice and Policy" (James G. Ward and Sabrina W.M. Laine). The book ends with an annotated selection of books, journal articles, and Web sites. (RT)
Descriptors: Class Size, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Market, Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Salaries
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1120 East Diehl Rd., Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563. Web site: http://www.ncrel.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.