Managing large classes in developing countries
The reasons for large classes in developing countries are not far from the favourable government policies in the provision for free and compulsory basic education. This is in line with the global initiative for universal basic education coupled with the rapid population growth and awareness that a literate population is more productive than an illiterate one. Experience has shown that large classes or overcrowded classrooms affect the quality of education delivered in the school system. Teachers find it difficult to manage and teach effectively in large classes. This article explored the concept of large class size, its characteristics and management. The suggestions on processes of effective teaching and evaluating learning in large classes in developing economies like Nigeria preferred in this article will not only contribute to the existing literature but also assist teachers in their efforts to meet the expectations of the teaching profession.
KEYWORDS: Class size, Large Class, Management, Developing Economies