Class-Size Reduction: Policy, Politics and Imlications for Equity

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Class-Size Reduction: Policy, Politics and Imlications for Equity

Published: 4/2/2008

April 2, 2008
Equity in Education Forum Series, Spring 2008
Teachers College, Columbia University

Featuring the research of Douglas Ready, who will review the research on class size with a focus on whether there is evidence that class-size reduction is an effective strategy to promote educational equity. Class-size reduction is an enormously popular reform, but a complex and nuanced issue--especially considered in relation to educational equity. Ready argues that the effectiveness of class-size reduction for educational equity depends on its context and argues for a better understanding of the contextual factors that make it effective. 


Program Agenda

Presentation:
Douglas Ready, Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Discussants:  
Charles Achilles, Co-Principal Investigator, STAR Study, and Professor of Educational Administration, Seton  Hall  University
Garth Harries, Chief Executive of Portfolio Development, New York City Department of Education

Moderator:  
Carolyn Riehl, Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

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