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Let's Put Kids First, Finally
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Let's Put Kids First, Finally
Getting Class Size Right



May 1999 | 216 pages | Corwin
Building on many years' research on class size and student outcomes in the early primary grades of America's public schools, the author advocates class size reduction for increased student achievement on the early years.

 
Getting Class Size Right
 
Recent Antecedents of Interest Class-Size Interest
 
The Need to Observe Teaching
 
What Happens in Various-Sized Classes?
 
Lessons Learned from Small Classes
 
Small Classes Provide Benefits for Students
 
Teaching in Small Classes
Incentive and Reform

 
 
Public Perception and Professional Practice
 
Needed
World-Class Ingenuity

 
 
Class Size Does Matter

"Achilles undertakes three basic tasks: he presents the considerable research done in the US on class size and student outcomes, tracks educators’ and public policy makers’ interest in implementing these research findings, and analyzes the case for school improvement through use of small classes. Achilles never places his position above detractors’ and thus encourages the reader’s individual decision making."

P. M. Socoski, University of Florida
CHOICE, 2000

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