In this chapter, a review of international review studies on school size effects is presented. Next, ingredients of a more contextualized and tentative causal mediation model of school size effects are discussed. The chapter is completed by a short overview of school size effects as found in international comparative assessment studies and by a synthesis of Dutch empirical studies that have addressed school size effects, in terms of achievement and attainment outcomes, costs, social outcomes, and good teaching practice.
|Title of host publication||School size effects revisited: a qualitative and quantitative review of the research evidence in primary and secondary education|
|Editors||Hans Luyten, Maria Hendriks, Jaap Scheerens|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||SpringerBriefs in education|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|