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ERIC Number: ED018249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul-28
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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TEACHERS' BELIEFS, CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR. FINAL REPORT.
HARVEY, O.J.; AND OTHERS
THIS FINAL REPORT CONSISTS OF 3 SECTIONS. ITS CONCERN IS WITH THE INTERACTION OF HOME AND CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL CHILDREN WHO ATTENDED OR WERE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THE 1965 COLORADO HEAD START PROGRAM. SECTION 1 REPLICATES AND ELABORATES A STUDY ON THE EXISTENCE OF CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT BELIEF SYSTEMS IN TEACHERS AND ON HOW SUCH BELIEF SYSTEMS EFFECT CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE. THE SAME ELEMENTS WERE INVESTIGATED IN THIS STUDY IN ADDITION TO THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF OBSERVING THE EFFECT OF THE 2 BELIEF SYSTEMS ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE. THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE GREATER THE ABSTRACTNESS OF THE TEACHER'S BELIEF SYSTEM, THE GREATER WOULD BE HER RESOURCEFULNESS, THE LESS HER DICTATORIALNESS AND PUNITIVENESS, AND THE BETTER THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE PUPILS WAS DEMONSTRATED. SECTION 2 IS A FAMILY SURVEY USED TO DETERMINE FAMILY ATTITUDES AND VALUES WHICH WERE THEN ANALYZED TO SEE IF AND HOW SUCH ATTITUDES RELATED TO THE CHILD'S PERFORMANCE IN HEAD START AND IN PUBLIC SCHOOL. SECTION 3 PRESENTS THE CHILDREN'S PERFORMANCE SCORES OBTAINED DURING THEIR ATTENDANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL. THE TEST MATERIALS WERE MOVIE FILMS OF 13 BRIEF SITUATIONS RELEVANT TO SOME ASPECT OF THE CHILD'S BEHAVIOR AND ON WHICH HE WAS ASKED TO COMMENT. THE SCORES OF THESE TESTS WERE THEN COMBINED WITH THE INFORMATION FROM SECTIONS 1 AND 2 TO SHOW THE RESULTS OF THE INTERACTION OF THE 3 VARIABLES OF TEACHER, PUPIL, AND PARENT ON PUPIL PERFORMANCE. (WD)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Extension Div.
Identifiers: COLORADO; CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS TEST; PROJECT HEAD START; This I Believe Test (Harvey)