ERIC Number: ED037777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-2
Reference Count: 0
Self Reported Perceptions of Elementary School Students as Learners in the Ecology of the School.
Lucas, Lawrence A.; And Others
Self-reported perceptions of elementary school students (6,500 fourth through sixth graders), were obtained by means of questionnaires. Included among the perceptions were: reason for school, role as a rule obeyer, role as a teacher pleaser and role as an achiever. The results indicate that students generally like their school, believe the rules of their class room are just about right, are willing to obey them, and believe they are doing about as well as other students in their classroom. The report concludes that students believe their classmates would rather play than work, that school is important to their future, and that school is teaching them to prepare for a job or teaching them things they need to know when they grow up. The students perceive themselves primarily as rule obeyers and teacher pleasers. Also suggested is the fact that about a third of the students are dissatisfied with school, would prefer not to attend school, are not aware of their teacher's evaluation of their school work, and feel that their achievement is less than satisfactory. The data also reveals great differences in student perceptions from school to school. (author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970