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Teaching sociology in large classes: Issues and challenges in Bangladeshi colleges

Nusrat Zerin Anny, Pradip Kumar Mishra and Sajedur Rahman
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Nusrat Zerin Anny: Department of Sociology, Rajshahi College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Pradip Kumar Mishra: School of Education, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Semenyh, Malaysia
Sajedur Rahman: Department of Economics, Rajshahi College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2020, vol. 9, issue 1, 46-54

Abstract: This study attempts to explore a major issue of higher education in Bangladesh that is, problems related to large size classes. The objectives of the study are (i) to identify the problems faced by the students and the teachers, and (ii) to find out the ways of teaching effectively in large Sociology classes. This study has investigated the current teaching practices in the Sociology Classes at the affiliated colleges of the National University of Bangladesh. This paper also discussed the issue from the global perspective. Systematic observation was the data collection method in this study. It has identified that large classes create a lot of problems for the students and the teachers resulting in the lower quality of higher education. Finally the paper concluded that teachers’ training, appointing supporting stuffs and ensuring necessary logistic support can be the possible solution of this great problem. Key Words:Higher education, Teaching, Sociology, Bangladeshi colleges

Date: 2020
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