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ERIC Number: ED015515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 122
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Reference Count: 0
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THE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR SETTING--ITS NATURE AND RELATION TO STUDENT BEHAVIOR. FINAL REPORT.
GUMP, PAUL V.
CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF THE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR SETTING ARE DEVELOPED THROUGH THE USE OF PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES FROM ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY. THE ECOLOGICAL SUBUNITS WITHIN A THIRD-GRADE CLASSROOM SETTING WERE IDENTIFIED AND THE QUALITIES OF THESE SUBUNITS WERE SPECIFIED. THE SYSTEM, DEVELOPED QUALITATIVELY, DESCRIBES THE ENVIRONMENTS INHABITED BY A SAMPLE OF THIRD-GRADE SCHOOL CLASSES. TO ASSESS THE EDUCATIONAL RELEVANCE OF THE SYSTEM'S MEASUREMENT, RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THESE MEASUREMENTS AND TEACHER AND PUPIL RECORDS WERE ANALYZED. THE EVENTS OF THE BEHAVIOR SETTING FOR EACH OF SIX THIRD-GRADE CLASSES WERE RECORDED IN TWO-DAY CHRONICLES. ANALYSIS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUBUNITS SHOWED THAT THEY WERE CLEAR, ECOLOGICAL UNITS. ACTIONS WITHIN ONE SEGMENT WERE HIGHLY INTERDEPENDENT. ACTIONS OCCURING IN SEPARATE SEGMENTS WERE INDEPENDENT. WITH THE CLASSROOM DAY DIVIDED INTO SEGMENTS, IT BECAME POSSIBLE TO MAP THE DAY, DIAGRAMMING THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT. THESE DIAGRAMS CAN SHOW MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS. SEGMENTS PRESENTED ACTIVITY CONTENT AS WELL AS STRUCTURE. TO DESCRIBE THE VARIOUS SEGMENTS, FIVE-CATEGORY SETS WERE DEVELOPED. THESE SETS ENABLED DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTENT OF THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Midwest Psychological Field Station.
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