Class Size In Education

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Class Size is a Major Factor in Contributing to Academic Success
Learning is a complex process that it involves cognitive process. In general, education system is a primary method of learning which includes group of pupils that their majority of them are same ages and interact with a teacher. Having a good educational system is very important for development of all countries around the globe because its aim is to use the resources in an effective and efficient ways for acquiring a significant approach for success of students. That is why, many countries around world attempt to have a good educational system for better academic achievement. The policy makers, parents, and researchers believe that the most vital allocation decision is the reduction
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Dropout rate is generally associated with the low academic achievements ( Erhenberg, 2001). Also Bridgeland,et. al. (2006) showed in the National survey that 75% of high school dropouts say that if they had been provided with smaller class sizes, they would have stayed in school and have not left school. Furthermore, smaller class sizes make students more active in the class. Based on Ehrenberg et.al, (2001) in small class size, there will be less noise and disturbance, and the pupils will be polite and give more time to the teacher for the class work such as; group project, class activity, assignments and much more. For instance, if there was any weak student, the teacher will have more time to help them with their lessons in the small class size, the teacher can assign them more duties or practices so that the students can find easily their weakness, and try to work hard on them (P. 158). As a result, these students will engage more often in studies which will result in a higher achievement level (Konstantopoulos & Chung, 2009, P.129). So, CSR plays a vital role in decreasing the dropout rate and increasing the participation of…show more content…
For instance, Asian students in larger classes is a counter claim to the benefits of smaller classes. According to Zorpette, students in Asian countries like Japan, despite being in the large class sizes, have a good performance on standard tests rather than the students who study in small classes in the United States (Zorpette, 2001). However, Zorpette argues that there are many factors that contributed to academic achievement in Japan for example; Asian parents are less likely to be divorced and are more likely to be involved in their children’s education. Also Lewis an expert on Japanese educational system says, “Japan’s prowess in academic achievement is also sustained by something it doesn’t have: ethnic and linguistic diversity (as cited in Zorpette, 2009). However, Zorpette claims that because of deep cultural difference in other countries like America, it is not really clear if the Asian countries’ experience will work in other countries as well (Zorpette, 2009). As a result, small class size is a major factor than the other
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