Are overcrowded Philippines classrooms squeezing out learning?

12/27/2012 | Philippine Daily Inquirer

The writer of this opinion article expresses concern about the overcrowded education system in the Philippines, where some classes enrol as many as 80 students. Peter Wallace writes that, instead, 30 students are the maximum a teacher should have at one time, and 25 is the ideal. With such large class sizes, students in the Philippines are missing out on a personalised education, Wallace writes, and one in which they are doing more than simply learning by rote.

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