ERIC Number: ED086306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Elementary School Social Environment and School Achievement. Final Report.
Brookover, Wilbur B.; And Others
Factors which may explain differences in the level of achievement among elementary schools with similar socioeconomic status and racial composition were explored. Based on data from a statewide assessment in 1969, 25 schools were identified as having similar socioeconomic status and racial composition but significantly different levels of achievement. Various aspects of school social and social-psychological climate were assessed through questionnaires administered to fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students in each school. Factor analysis was used to reduce the number of variables. Three factors each for students and teachers accounted for most of the variance. Student factors included the student's sense of futility, and two expectation-evaluation-self-concept factors, one dealing with the present and the other with the future. Teacher factors were parallel to the student factors. (ST)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Urban Development.