ERIC Number: ED028927
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Publication Date: 1968
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The Effects of a Creative Classroom Environment on the Creative Ability of Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers.
Buckeye, Donald Andrew
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if an increase in creative ability occurs when prospective elementary mathematics teachers are exposed to, and participate in, the various aspects of a creative classroom environment. A secondary purpose was to determine the nature of the relationship which exists between creative ability, as measured by the AC Test of Creative Ability, attitude, achievement, and SAT scores. The scope of the investigation was restricted to 145 prospective elementary mathematics teachers enrolled in a content mathematics course at Indiana University. An experimental and a control group were utilized, consisting of 95 students and 50 students respectively. The findings revealed that (1) the creative ability of the experimental group increased significantly while the creative ability of the control group decreased significantly, (2) the creative classroom environment appeared to improve the achievement level of the students, (3) significant correlations existed between achievement and attitudes towards mathematics, and (4) attitude towards mathematics was not significantly related to creativity. (RP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Creativity, Elementary School Teachers, Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.