Education plays an important role in the society particularly on the development of the technical necessities, character build-up and the growth of the skills of each individual for the civilization’s improvement. Under this principle that the society itself and the concerned groups devote much attention and efforts in expanding and developing the educational system in the present to realize better benefits and potential for the people in general.
This includes the constant study and improvement in the educational strategies and approaches being implemented in the common facilities and institution operating in this aspect.
In this concept, the approach of reducing the size of the classes gathers much positive criticisms and reactions establishing this system to be an advantage for the general educational aspect. Class size is mainly the sectionalized grouping of the student community depending on the factors of institutions, grade level, and others including potentials, skills and even grades.
In this aspect, the reduction of the class size is viewed to be a relevant factor on the development of the general cause as this is expected to result to more focused and close attention for each student in his or her respective classes.
Indeed, the number of students is an important factor in the effectiveness and efficiency of the education given as this will determine the distribution of efforts, attention, and the participation of each student under the class grouping.
Having a smaller class will give more time for the educational facilitator to focus more on the progress, problems, and performance of each student and the entire class as it now has smaller quantity. In addition, smaller classes are also more manageable making it an ideal learning environment for the students. In the aspect of class size reduction, consider the experience of the author of this paper regarding the actual observation of the learning environment in small size classes.
In an actual experience, being in a small size class is indeed effective and more efficient for both the students and the facilitator. As observed, the teacher in small size classes can easily attend and observe the progress and performance of each of his or her student, as they are only quantifiably small. The teacher can also devote a significant portion of his time and effort for each student towards attending to their needs, monitoring their progress, and having an interpersonal communication for encouragement and evaluation.
On the other hand, students in small size classes can easily approach their teacher as he or she has sufficient time for each. In addition, the environment is not that crowded and is manageable thus, radiating an inviting and progressive environment for the students. In general, the approach of reducing the class size in the educational institutions is indeed advantageous and effective for the progressive learning development of the student population for the development of the next generation.