Educational technology research
Online ISSN : 2189-7751
Print ISSN : 0387-7434
ISSN-L : 0387-7434
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Class Size Effect on Homework Engagement and its Change
Koyo YAMAMORIIzumi OKADAYasuhito HAGIWARA
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2015 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 11-19

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This study investigated the effects of three class sizes (33 or smaller, smaller than 37, 37 and larger) on 8th grade students’ engagement in homework and its change in half a year. The repeated survey on students’ teacher-assigned and self-directed homework engagement was conducted among homeroom teachers in 48 junior high schools in a particular prefecture, and it included 6793 students. The class size effect on inter-school difference of both initial level of engagement and subsequent change was examined, using a multilevel growth model. The results indicated that the three class sizes caused no difference of the initial level of engagement. It was also found that no subsequent change of students’ homework engagement in middle and large class schools, however, the students’ teacher-assigned and self-directed homework engagement in small class schools was in an upward trend.

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