ERIC Number: ED047038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Psychological Impact of School Experience: A Comparative Study of Nine-Year-Old Children in Contrasting Schools. Psychological Studies in Education, Number 1.
Minuchin, Patricia; And Others
This first volume in a series from the Research Division of Bank Street College of Education reports the results of a research project which explores the effects different kinds of education have on learning and child development. Fourth-grade pupils in four different urban schools were selected as subjects; each school differed in educational philosophy and practice--from "traditional" to "modern." In these contrasting learning environments, the children were then compared in several areas of development--the style and adequacy of intellectual attainment, perception of people, development of codes for human interchange, and self-concepts. As an evaluation of "modern" versus "traditional" educational strategies, the report greatly enriches understanding of schools and children, and provides a natural history of four differing school-and-classroom cultures. Appendixes give detailed discussions of the various tests and data collected on the subjects. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Psychology, Cognitive Development, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, Imagination, Self Concept, Urban Education
Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, New York, N.Y. ($12.50)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.