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ERIC Number: ED066217
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Pupil Self Concept in an "Open" School and in a "Traditional" School.
Ruedi, Jane; West, Charles K.
The self concept of fourth (N=9), fifth (N=9), and sixth (N=6) grade children, using Gordon's How I See Myself Scale, were compared in the open and traditional school environments to determine if open-school students' scores would be significantly higher in composite self concept and in each of the factors of Autonomy, Interpersonal Adequacy, Academic Adequacy, and Teacher-School. Students from both types of schools were matched on the basis of grade and Staford Achievement Word Meaning scores. The results did not support the hypothesis, nor did they support the claims of "open" schooling advocates. One factor, Teacher-School, appeared to be the most amenable to modification by an open schooling treatment. The subject population of this study was not large and doubt is expressed about using a single criterion, that is, self concept, for evaluating schools. (JS)
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