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ERIC Number: ED085423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 74
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A Study of the Effects of Open Classroom Education on Children's Achievement, Self Concepts and Attitudes.
Scheirer, Mary Ann
This study tested all children (N=1163) in one open classroom school and five "traditional" schools, using Stanford Achievement Tests, the Children's Self Concept Indicator, and the Children's Attitudinal Range Indicator. Data were collected four to five months after the initiation of the open classroom methods, as a preliminary indicator of the effects of these methods. No significant differences in achievement were found between "open" and "traditional" schools, with the effects of intelligence and parental socioeconomic status controlled by covariance methods. Both self concept and attitude toward school were significantly less positive in the "open" school than in the "traditional" schools. These results are viewed as tentative, because of the very limited time elapsed between the introduction of open education and the collection of the data. The self concept and attitudinal measures have been omitted from the Appendix. (Author/NE) ,
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Note: M.A. Thesis, Dept. of Sociology, SUNY at Bingha