Problem

Excessive student-teacher ratio

Other Names:
Understaffing in schools
Inappropriate size of school classes
Nature:

Many of the problems concerning children are made worse by the high ratio of children to teachers in understaffed schools.

Incidence:

In American and western Europe, for example, a common ratio is 30 children to 1 teacher. It is generally recognized that a satisfactory ratio is no more than 10 children to 1 teacher, but this is affordable only by private or special schools, where parents pay fees.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Date of last update
05.08.2019 – 22:55 CEST