Does the size of the class affect education quality?

  • Yes class sizes do matter

    Class sizes don't always have an affect on just the students a lot of pressure is put on the teachers and can sometime be over whelming .......................... .... .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .

  • The size of the class does affect education quality.

    The size of the class does affect education quality. Classes should be smaller so that more students can get the one on one attention that they deserve. With the economy in the bad shape that it is in we do not have the teachers to spread around and lessen the amount of students in every class.

  • Yes, especially today.

    In the old days, one teacher (or especially one nun in Catholic schools) could keep order in a class of 40 or more students and even ensure that there was learning going on. But today's youngsters are not so easy and the type of learning that's best is thought to be interactive, so smaller class size definitely means better learning.

  • Attention is important.

    Yes, the size of a class affects education quality, because students are less likely to fall through the cracks. In a small community, a teacher can do a better job of identifying students who are having a problem. Students will not feel like they can just sleep in the back of class.

  • Doubtless, it does

    It is certainly not a crucial factor, but it is definitely an important one. It is easier to manage a smaller class, to get and keep the students motivated and pay attention to each student individually. It is easier to organize more interactive classes which are extremely important for better understanding, memorizing and developing critical thinking and learning skills.

  • Of course it does

    By having less people in one class that has just one teacher, you are allowing the teacher to be able to have more one-on-one time with students- especially if some students are struggling. In Senior, there were two Biology classes, one with 16 students, one with only 8. While the teacher is a variable, the class with 8 excelled more and obtained better grades because they were able to ask questions freely in class without there being a noise problem, get the teacher to check their work more closely, and to be able to get more help if one student wasn't understanding what was being taught, and it wouldn't disrupt the whole class.

  • Definitely It Does

    Reducing class sizes will help to improve student outcomes, but ignores the impact that
    student load plays in how faculty structure their courses. Reducing class sizes and the total
    number of students that a faculty member is responsible for teaching in a semester will lead to
    significant improvements in student outcomes. Administrative policies of hiring adjunct faculty
    to teach numerous sections of a course in order to minimize class sizes ignores the important role
    that total student responsibility plays in how faculty actually teach those courses.

  • Of course it does

    Class size is not the only factor in improving education but it certainly is a factor.

    In large classes the teacher can not get to know each pupil and their learning steels, strengths and weaknesses. They can only be available to help those who are really struggling, while the average students are just left to muddle through.

    Teachers are more stressed dealing with larger groups and managing behaviour and it affect their performance when teaching.

  • Of Course It Does

    Teaching is a very difficult job and a job that sometimes requires a teacher to spend one on one time with a student. In a class that is larger, teachers must spread themselves further as the number goes up. In some situations, where class size is too large, it can be difficult to even measure what has been learned.

  • More Personal Attention Means Better Grades

    The more personal attention a student receives, the better his or her grades will be. That's why class sizes of 30 or under are such a big deal in the public education system in America. Class size does matter--one teacher can only divide his or her attention so far in one day.

  • Consider voluntary attendance and learning

    It is beyond obvious that, in our current system, smaller class size is paramount to educational quality - I will not attempt to debate that. Also, lab courses strongly benefit from some one-on-one guidance and correction. But consider lecture based courses that are not constrained to be free baby sitting services and in which teachers are not required to force feed education to the students. Lecture halls could probably manage 100 students who want to be there, want to learn, and need opportunities to ask meaningful questions that will also benefit their peers.

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