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ERIC Number: EJ975026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Primary Class Size Reduction: How Policy Space, Physical Space, and Spatiality Shape What Happens in Real Schools
Bascia, Nina; Faubert, Brenton
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v11 n3 p344-364 2012
This article reviews the literature base on class size reduction and proposes a new analytic framework that we believe provides practically useful explanations of how primary class size reduction works. It presents descriptions of classroom practice and grounded explanations for how class size reduction affects educational core activities by considering the influences of policy space, physical space, and spatiality. By reporting on Ontario, Canada's Primary Class Size Reduction (PCS) Initiative, this article illuminates the factors that may occur in tandem with class size reduction--treating it not a simple policy change, but rather as a cluster of interrelated dynamics. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada