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Running Head: CLASS SIZE AND SUCCESS

Class Size and Success

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Identification of Topic:
Class size and student success.
This paper will analyze the effects of reducing class-size or the number of students per class in students’ learning success. Justification for choosing this topic:
An important issue to identify is the ideal number of students per class, categorizing the positive impacts if the ideal class size is met. How can a teacher effectively utilize his/her abilities to teach if the class size in not appropriate. In addition, what are the negative impacts for students in classes where class size is not taken into consideration by the administration and local governments?

This topic is significant to the field of education because of recent studies conducted which reveal that class-size also affects the successful learning outcome of the students. (Bruner, 1996) In addition, downsizing of our current economy continues to ask educators to do more with less; even at the cost of increasing our classes to the point of negating the educational merit of the courses being taught. In this paper I will analyze the effects of reducing class-size or the number of students per class in students’ learning. We need to identify the ideal number of students per class, categorizing the positive impacts if the ideal-class size is met. In addition, how will the psychological, physiological and intellectual state of the student if the ideal class-size is exceeded. Last, what does current research state regarding government initiatives to reduce or increase the number of students per class? Author’s Personal Thoughts:

As an educator, I feel that class size makes a great difference in a student’s ability to learn, focus and feel self confident about learning. According to an education week Survey conducted, revealed that 83% of teachers and 60% of principals agree that there...
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