Of skills and gamesmanship
If the teacher is simply imparting information after the manner of a university lecturer, the size of the class is limited only by the size of the classroom. If the teacher is teaching skills, then the matter is not so clear-cut. Teaching the same thing individually to each child, which is inherently inefficient, sets severe limits to the number of children who can be catered for in a given time.
This factor tends to be ignored in the discussion, as it was in Susan Young's article.
STEWART DEUCHAR Campaign for Real Education Dean Farm Singleborough Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire