ERIC Number: EJ940006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Why Class Size Effects Cannot Stand Alone: Insights from a Qualitative Exploration
Englehart, Joshua M.
Learning Environments Research, v14 n2 p109-121 Jul 2011
Because of the variety of elements in the classroom which influence student behaviour, and the interaction among those elements, isolating predictable effects of any one of them, such as class size, is not possible. This qualitative study illustrates this concept through the description of behavioural influences in the classroom environment which probably confound hypothesised class size effects. These include the teacher, the other students in the class, and the subject matter. Practical implications for teaching practices are discussed.
Descriptors: Class Size, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods, Student Behavior, Research Methodology, Correlation, Influences, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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