Description - The Class Size Debate by Peter Blatchford
One of the most important debates in education in recent years has been about the effects of class size differences in schools. This book provides the most complete analysis to date of the educational consequences of class size differences, and sets out to solve the puzzling gap between professional experience and research findings.
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Author Biography - Peter Blatchford
Peter Blatchford is Professor in Psychology and Education at the Institute of Education, and Head of the School of Psychology and Human Development. He is an experienced researcher, who has worked on a number of projects over the past twenty five years. His main area of interest is social developmental processes in school settings. As well as the research project on the educational effects of class size differences and pupil adult ratios at Key Stage 1 and 2, he is co-directing (with Maurice Galton and Peter Kutnick) a major ESRC funded project on improving the effectiveness of pupil groups in classrooms. He has an international reputation for his work on children's social relationships in school and school breaktimes.