OVERCROWDED CLASSROOM AND TEACHINGLEARNING PROCESS: ANALYSIS OF ELEMENTARY PUBLIC SECTOR SCHOOLS OF QUETTA CITY
In Pakistan overcrowded classrooms are going to be one of the major issues and considered, a factor responsible for falling the education standard. This study sets out to investigate the “impact of overcrowded classrooms on teaching- learning process at the elementary level in public sector schools in Quetta city”. Questions that motivated researcher to investigate the problem are what factors are created by the overcrowded classroom? How overcrowded classroom affects the teaching-learning process? How overcrowded classroom challenges can be overcome? Population was constituted 260 respondents both male and female teachers and students drawn from 20 selected elementary level schools in Quetta city. The mix method approach was used. Quantitative data were collected through structured questionnaire and qualitative data was collected through focused group discussion. The collected data were analyzed by percentages, frequencies and one-way ANOVA. Major findings of the study were that: at the elementary level majority of the classes were overcrowded and that decrease the possibility of effective of teaching-learning process. Overcrowding in classrooms have a direct impact on teaching-learning process. This study was helpful in the best interest of students, teachers, administrators and government to think over the problem and do something positive for the improvement of education in Balochistan.