Effects of Over-Crowded Classrooms on Teacher-Student Interactions


The study was carried out to find out the most serious effects of overcrowded classroom on teacher-student interactions and the frequently used coping strategies adopted by the teachers Using Spearman's rho correlation coefficient, a weak positive correlation was found between the opinion of teachers and students on the most serious effects of over-crowded classrooms, while a moderate positive correlation was found in their opinions on the coping strategies. Both sides however considered rampant noise making as the -most serious problem. Findings showed that over crowdedness diminishes the quantity and quality of teaching and learning with serious implications for attainment of educational goals. To solve this problem, it is suggested that both the Federal and State Governments make the building of additional classrooms and provision of students' furniture a priority in their educational planning at all levels