ERIC Number: ED230288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study: Open Education as Evaluated by Students Seven Years Later. Part I, 1973 - 1980; Part II, 1975 - 1982.
Davis, Betty J.; Griswold, Kenneth E.
Results are reported from a follow-up study of students' perceptions of their earlier open-informal learning environment. Subjects were high school graduating seniors who as fifth graders had experienced this instructional setting. While in fifth grade, subjects were videotaped engaging in open-informal activities. Upon graduation from high school 7 years later, participants were videotaped again while engaged in a panel discussion of their fifth-grade experiences. Both tapes were then studied by a panel of experienced elementary school teachers, who selected the subjects' stated perceptions concerning attitudes toward open-informal learning experiences. Such comments, which were determined by the panel to be representative of perceptions on which subjects agreed, were grouped and reported under five major categories: student choice of activity, attitudes toward school, teacher/student relationships, student goals and needs, and teacher role. Results strongly indicate that the students responded positively to the open-informal learning environment. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Retrospective Studies (Psychology)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International (Cleveland, OH, April 14-17, 1983).