ERIC Number: ED042605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-6
Reference Count: 0
Student Perceptions of Their Science Classes: Classroom Climate Differences in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Anderson, G. J.
Student responses to the Learning Environment Inventory were obtained from six physics classes, ten chemistry classes and ten biology classes in eight English-speaking schools in the Montreal Metropolitan area. A three-level, one-way multivariate analysis of covariance with the 15 Learning Environment Inventory Scales as dependent variables and teacher sex, class size, and class sex compositions as the covariates, was used to examine the relationship of the three courses to the social climate of learning. The analysis indicated that physics classes are perceived as relatively difficult, goal directed and as containing teacher favoritism, with little function, apathy, speed, or positive affect towards the environment. Biology classes were least like physics classes in these respects. (EB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Quebec Inst. of Research in Education, Montreal.
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Center for Learning and Development.
Identifiers: Canada; Learning Environment Inventory (Anderson et al)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minn., March 5-8, 1970)