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ERIC Number: ED205566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Promising Directions in Curriculum Knowledge: An Environmental Perspective.
Fraser, Barry J.
How feedback information based upon student perceptions might be employed as a basis for reflection upon, discussion of, and systematic attempts to improve classroom environments is described. The basic logic underlying the proposed approach involves: (1) using assessments of student perceptions of both their actual and preferred environment to identify discrepancies between actual classroom environment and that preferred by students' and (2) implementing strategies aimed at aligning the actual classroom environment more closely with that preferred by students. An important feature of the paper is that it provides a concrete illustration of the proposed methods by describing a recent small-scale study in which information about student perceptions was used successfully in guiding improvement in a particular classroom. Findings showed that appreciable changes in environment were perceived for only those dimensions on which improvement had been attempted by the teacher. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Individualized Classroom Environment Questionnaire
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).