The effect of a large class size on pupils academic performance. Causes, challenges and recommendations


Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation, 2024

58 Pages


Abstract or Introduction

This paper evaluates the effect of large class size on pupil’s academic performance. It will discuss the causes and challenges of a large class size, as well as give recommendations for improvement. Therefore a study was created, where data collection was accomplished through the use of a questionnaire and the study employed a descriptive research design. A simple random sampling technique was used. The study has a sample size of 284 and the SPSS software was used to analyze the gathered data.

The study revealed that 86.6% of the participants agreed that their academic performance is negatively impacted by the large class, whereas 9.9% disagreed with this viewpoint and 3.5% were uncertain. Again, out of the total responses, 200 individuals (70.4%) agreed that managing a large class poses a significant challenge for teachers due to uncontrollable noise caused by pupils play activities, while 24.7% disagreed and 4.9% were uncertain. Furthermore, 84.2% agreed with the idea of admitting students based on classroom capacity as the strategy in controlling large class size, while only 10.6% disagreed and 5.3% were uncertain.

In conclusion, class size is a crucial determinant of educational outcomes. Students require a liberating and supportive atmosphere to facilitate and enhance their learning. In order for successful teaching to occur, teachers require a conducive environment and an acceptable student-to-teacher ratio. The study recommends that government should allocate significant resources towards enhancing the educational infrastructure and creating a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning. Finally, school administrators should admit students based on the available learning resources.

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Title
The effect of a large class size on pupils academic performance. Causes, challenges and recommendations
College
University Of Abuja  (Education)
Course
Education
Author
Year
2024
Pages
58
Catalog Number
V1437725
ISBN (eBook)
9783389015582
ISBN (Book)
9783389015599
Language
English
Keywords
Effect of large class on pupil's academic performance, Impact of class size on student's academic performance, Relationship between class size and student's academic performance, Influence of large class size on student's academic achievement, Causes and challenges of class size on student's academic performance
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Ifeanyichukwu Uche (Author), 2024, The effect of a large class size on pupils academic performance. Causes, challenges and recommendations, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1437725

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