Class Size Reduction

Key Insights from Secondary School Classrooms

Authors: Harfitt, Gary James

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  • Provide readers with an alternative approach to researching the effects of class size reduction on teaching and learning
  • Shares insights and knowledge on how to maximize the opportunities presented to teachers and learners by reduced class sizes
  • Presents a powerful student voice on the effects of class size reduction on teaching and learning processes
  • Successfully addresses a long-standing challenge facing researchers and educators; namely how to theorise the issue of class size
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This book provides a timely examination of the effects of class size reduction (CSR) on teaching and learning processes. It represents a departure in that the research covered focuses solely on the relationship between CSR and effective teaching in real secondary school classrooms. The book also presents a much-needed and powerful student voice on the impact of class size reduction on teaching and learning processes. It conceptualises the effects of class size on teaching and learning processes in secondary school classrooms, which are another under-researched perspective in this field. Drawing on multiple case studies concerning teaching and learning processes in large and small Hong Kong secondary-school classes, it highlights the qualitative differences in teaching and learning processes. On the basis of those studies, the book argues for a more purposeful, dynamic approach to education for teachers working in small or reduced-size classes.

About the authors

Gary James Harfitt is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong for more than 25 years serving as a secondary school teacher and department head for almost 10 years before joining the University of Hong Kong in 2002. His research interests include the organisation and implementation of class size reduction, good practices in English Language Teaching and the experiences of early career teachers.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 74,89 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Class Size Reduction
Book Subtitle
Key Insights from Secondary School Classrooms
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-564-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-564-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-563-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1260-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 240
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations
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