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Reducing class size is good, but mind the costs

A Earlier this year, the issue of whether to implement smaller class sizes in Singapore schools was hotly debated in Parliament. Some felt that the current class size of about 33 to 34 in schools was too large and called for studies to evaluate whether a reduction might be beneficial, while others argued that there were other ways to improve student learning.

How might class size influence student learning?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2018, with the headline 'Reducing class size is good, but mind the costs'. Print Edition | Subscribe