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ERIC Number: ED011888
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 26
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TEACHERS' BELIEFS, CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE, AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR.
HARVEY, O.J.; AND OTHERS
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED THE INFLUENCE OF TEACHERS' OVERT CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS (EARLIER SHOWN TO BE A FUNCTION OF THEIR BELIEF SYSTEMS) UPON THE LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN 118 K-1 CLASSES IN RURAL AND URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, SCORES FOR EACH CLASS ON HARVEY'S STUDENT RATING SCALE (ON WHICH OBSERVERS RATE STUDENT COOPERATION, PARTICIPATION, AND INITIATIVE) WERE FACTOR ANALYZED INTO SEVEN CLUSTERS--COOPERATION, STUDENT INVOLVEMENT, ACTIVITY LEVEL, NURTURANCE SEEKING, ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL, HELPFULNESS, AND CONCRETENESS OF RESPONSE. THE 90 TEACHERS OF THESE CLASES WERE MEASURED ON HARVEY'S TEACHER RATING SCALE (ON WHICH OBSERVERS SCORE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE CHILDREN AND FLEXIBILITY). THREE FACTORS WERE EXTRACTED--RESOURCEFULNESS, DICTATORIALNESS, AND PUNITIVENESS. TWO MEASURES OF THE CONCRETENESS-ABSTRACTNESS OF THEIR BELIEF SYSTEMS WERE ALSO ADMINISTERED TO TEACHERS--HARVEY'S "THIS I BELIEVE" TEST AND THE CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS TEST. ABSTRACTNESS WAS (1) POSITIVELY CORRELATED WITH RESOURCEFULNESS, (2) NEGATIVELY CORRELATED WITH DICTATORIALNESS AND PUNITIVENESS, (3) POSITIVELY RELATED TO STUDENT RATINGS ON COOPERATION, INVOLVEMENT, ACTIVITY LEVEL, ACHIEVEMENT, AND HELPFULNESS, AND (4) NEGATIVELY RELATED TO STUDENT RATINGS ON CONCRETENESS AND NURTURANCE SEEKING. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDED THAT THE ABSTRACTNESS OF TEACHERS' BELIEFS INFLUENCES THEIR CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR AND ALSO THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR STUDENTS. (LC)
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Identifiers: CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS TEST; STUDENT RATING SCALE (HARVEY); TEACHER RATING SCALE (HARVEY); This I Believe Test (Harvey)