ERIC Number: EJ592473
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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The Behavioral Effects of Variations in Class Size: The Case of Math Teachers.
Betts, Julian R.; Shkolnik, Jamie L.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v21 n2 p193-213 Sum 1999
Tested whether variations in class size caused teachers to alter their teaching methods. Examination of 2,170 mathematics classes suggests that, when class size is reduced, teachers do not spend time on new material, nor do they finish more of the assigned textbook. Instead, they shift time to more individual instruction. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and National Science Foundation grant RED-9452861 through the National Center for Education Statistics. Special issue titled "Class Size: Issues and New Findings."