Does Size Matter?

Robertson, Heather-Jane
November 2005
Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2005, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p251
The article reports Canadian research on smaller classes and student achievement. A study, "School Class Size: Smaller Isn't Better," by Yvan Guillemette and the think tank, C.D. Howe Institute, is discussed. Class size has been a priority issue with the Canadian Teachers' Federation since 1997 and with the Ontario College of Teachers. Data from a poll in Alberta showed that the quality of education is affected by class size. Previously, in 1960 the Chant Royal Commission on Education in British Columbia had the same finding, but was ignored by politicians.


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