ERIC Number: ED221533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Student Perceptions of Schooling.
Weinstein, Rhona S.
Research literature on student perceptions of classroom environment is reviewed in this paper. The intent is to indicate the types of issues that have been addressed and to illustrate recent developments in the field of student perception. Seven categories of student perception are examined: (1) teachers and teacher behavior; (2) peers and peer relationships; (3) other school personnel; (4) causes of behavior (attribution theory); (5) self concept and self esteem within the classroom; (6) classroom climate and procedures; and (7) school procedures and practices. The value of the studies to future educational practice is noted, and suggestions are made for further research, including systematically mapping the student perception domain, charting developmental milestones, and studying contextual and methodological variables. A bibliography of over 100 research studies is appended. (FG)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Educational Environment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Peer Relationship, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Reaction, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Program.
Note: Paper presented at the National Invitational Conference, "Research on Teaching: Implications for Practice" (Warrenton, VA, February 25-27, 1982). For related documents, see SP 021 097-107 and ED 218 257.