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Do crowded classrooms crowd out learning?

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  • Ahmed, Akhter U.
  • Arends-Kuenning, Mary

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The concern that learning performance may be adversely affected by increased class size appears to be unfounded. But unchecked, the negative peer effect could hinder student achievement.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND briefs with number 149.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:fcndbr:149

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Keywords: Education Bangladesh ; School children Food ; Nutrition programs ; Food aid ;

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  1. Joshua D. Angrist & Victor Lavy, 1999. "Using Maimonides' Rule To Estimate The Effect Of Class Size On Scholastic Achievement," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 114(2), pages 533-575, May.
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  9. Fafchamps, Marcel & Quisumbing, Agnes R., 1999. "Social roles, human capital, and the intrahousehold division of labor," FCND discussion papers 73, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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  1. Mohinder S. Mudahar & Raisuddin Ahmed, 2010. "Government and Rural Transformation : Role of Public Spending and Policies in Bangladesh," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 16356, January.

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