Running head: CLASS SIZE AND QUALITY EDUCATION
Class Size and Quality Education
CLASS SIZE AND QUALITY EDUCATION
Archibald, S. (2006). Narrowing in on educational resources that do affect student
achievement. Peabody Journal of Education, 81(4), 23-42.
In her work, Sarah Archibald does not focus on classroom size only. In fact, she pays
attention to every educational resource that play a role in student achievement and the
availability of quality education. Her hypothesis indicates that categorical steps should be
taken to ensure that expenditure per pupil is used to serve the best interest of that particular
pupil, and that is how the classroom size comes in. A school can decide to hold more pupils
so that it can make profit, or less pupils because it puts the welfare of its pupils first. The
findings indicate that more investment in a child means that he will achieve better quality
Averett, S. L., & McLennan, M. C. (2004). Exploring the effect of class size on student
achievement: What have we learned over the past two decades. international
handbook on the Economics of Education, 329, 329.
The authors of this article start by arguing that a small classroom is always viewed as a
desirable attribute of any successful school. The article goes on to say that researchers have
always been divided on whether the classroom size affects the quality of education a child
receives as well as how children perform. Based on the information they gathered about other
researchers, it was concluded that class size is a factor among many that influence
performance of any student. Research I this article goes back to 1966 wher...
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