OMOTERE ADUNOLA N.C.E., B.Ed, M.Ed (in view)
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLASS SIZE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS
The relationship between class size and academic performance has been a perplexing one for educators. Although, several scholars have proposed various factors responsible for the poor performance of students, few research have been dedicated to the correlation between class size and academic achievement of students. This study therefore examines the relationship between class size and academic performance of students using some selected secondary schools in Agege Local Government area of Lagos State as case study. Four null hypotheses were raised and analysed using the simple percentage statistical analysis. Based on the findings, it was discovered that large class size negatively affects students’ academic performance. The study recommends that a national policy on teacherstudent ratio should be implemented. More qualified teachers should be employed and workshops should be organized for already employed ones. More classrooms should be built with up-to-date facilities and improve on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) that would aid the teaching-learning process.
TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Background To The Study Statement Of The Problem Objectives Of The Study Research Question Research Hypotheses Scope Of The Study Significance Of The Study Definition Of Terms.
CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Concept of Class Size and Academic Performance Correlation Between Class Size and Effective Learning Effects of Over Population of Students on Academic Performance of Students in Nigerian Schools Impact of School Population on Teachers’ and School Resources Appraisal of Literature
CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Research Design Population Of The Study Sample And Sampling Technique Instrument Of Data Collection Procedure Of Administration Method Of Data Analysis
CHAPTER FOUR DATA ANALYSIS
CHAPTER FIVE SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REFERENCES
Background to the Study The relationship between class size and academic performance has
been a perplexing one for educators. Studies have found that the physical environment, class overcrowding, and teaching methods are all variables that affect students’ achievement (Molnar, et al., 2000). Other factors that affect student achievement are school population and class size (Gentry, 2000; and Swift, 2000). The issue of poor academic performance of students in Nigeria has been of much concern to all and sundry. The problem is so much that it has led to the decline in standard of education. Since the academic success of students depends largely on the school environment, it is imperative...