ERIC Number: ED068416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pupil-Teacher Adjustment and Mutual Adaptation in Creating Classroom Learning Environments. Final Report.
Fox, Robert S.; And Others
This investigation is directed toward an analysis of the dynamics of the learning situations in a variety of public school elementary and secondary classrooms. The focus of the project is to make a comparative analysis of the patterns of cooperation or alienation among parents, teachers, peers and individual pupils which create learning cultures of differing productivity. Questionnaires and group interviews with teachers and pupils and classroom observation provide the data for evaluation. Investigation and analysis is made in the following areas: the determinants and effects of a pupil's perception of his parents' attitudes toward school; the relationships of peer liking patterns in the classroom to pupil attitudes and performance; the relationship of teacher attitudes to pupil attitudes and performance; the relative impact of parent, peer, and teacher factors on pupil performance; and the determinants and effects of teacher-pupil compatibility patterns. An appendix contains the sociometric questions used in the collection of data. This document was previously submitted as ED 001 230. (Several pages may be light.) (Author/SHM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Group Dynamics, Human Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning, Parent Attitudes, Peer Relationship, Power Structure, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Social Psychology, Sociometric Techniques, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.