9 Sep '14

News OECD report: are larger school class sizes a good thing?

Report says UK's pupil-teacher ratio is well above average, but this is a trade-off for education systems with finite resourcesFor many years, British governments of all stripes have boasted of efforts to cut class sizes. It could thus be seen as something of a surprise for a major study on international education to both note the UK's relatively high pupil-teacher ratio and to argue that it could be a good thing.The annual report on education in richer nations by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) puts the average class size in the UK state sector at 26, well above the OECD average of 21. Continue reading...

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