Maybe this magic number exists within Kent, but I'm sure there are many excellent teachers who help their students learn as much or more in a class of 40 students as some other teachers can in a class of 15. Reducing the issue simply to a number of students in a class seems to miss the point. It may be true that "group dynamics" change, but does it alwasy have to change for worse - which seems to be Kent's experiences/assumption.
Tad Watanabe Towson State University Towson, Maryland
On Tue, 10 Oct 1995 Lutemann@aol.com wrote:
> > Exactly. I don't know why you need a study to see the obvious. Anyone, and I > mean anyone, who has ever done any teaching could tell you that beyond 18 you > have a crowd and not a class. Perhaps I was exaggerating in an earlier post > when I said that beyond 18, teaching is a waste of time, but certainly the > class dynamic changes abruptly. >