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The effect of class size on academic achievement at a selected institution of higher learning

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dc.contributor.advisor Seroto, Johannes
dc.contributor.author Bakasa, Leah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T12:42:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T12:42:56Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.date.submitted 2011-12
dc.identifier.citation Bakasa, Leah (2011) The effect of class size on academic achievement at a selected institution of higher learning, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5759> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5759
dc.description.abstract The research design for this study was largely quasi-mixed methods as it focused on survey and phenomenology. The major reason for this study was to explore whether the number of students in any given class has any bearing on their performance and resultant achievement in the mediation of Applied Communicative Skills lectures. The research was largely qualitative, with only the section on student questionnaires being quantitative. The use of research-based practices was also explored. The descriptive findings which are a triangulation of the data gathered from the various instruments of data collection used in the current study pointed towards a conclusion that class size and school factors such as teacher effectiveness can influence student achievement. The present study reflects the need to consider professional development in the area of research-based instructional practices. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 148 leaves) : col. ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Higher education institutions en
dc.subject Applied communicative skills en
dc.subject Teacher effectiveness en
dc.subject Class size
dc.subject Achievement
dc.subject.ddc 378.16510968
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Class size -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh College teaching -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Communication -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Africa
dc.title The effect of class size on academic achievement at a selected institution of higher learning en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Educational Studies
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Didactics)


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