Assess the conditions of large amounts of students in a class.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Interesting enough, there is enough research and arguments on both sides of the issue.  If one is going to delve into personal narrative as testimonial evidence, then I think that the debate is difficult to resolve.  The most dominant argument in favor of lower class sizes would be that it allows for greater student attention and maximizing individualized instruction in a smaller class setting.  There is evidence that points to the fact that this does not really benefit or change the conditions of students on the lower academic end, but rather benefits the high achieving students.  Another particular argument in favor of lower class size would be that greater instructional flexibility can be facilitated.  However, studies done in settings with larger class sizes indicate that the effectiveness of instruction in terms of flexibility could be done in both settings.  As cuts in education become more of a reality, I think that larger class sizes might be something that can no longer be debated.  Rather, there needs to be a pivot as to how we can make student achievement plausible and evident in all classroom settings, and this is another element that has been brought out in an educational reality of larger class size.

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bryantee5218 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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advantages, less teacher to be employed and school do not need a lot  of money


disadvantages teaher cant focus on the students thus giving them bad results. the noise level of too many people in class can also distract the students thus hard to concentrate and receive bad results


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mahekcuppycake | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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disadvantages maybe.... that teachers cant pay attention to all the students

advantages would be.....that less time would be taken to teach a bunch of students