ERIC Number: ED090463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Environment in Rural and Urban Classrooms.
Randhawa, Bikkar S.; Michayluk, Julian O.
Subjects in this study of the learning environment in a rural school and an urban school were students of 96 classrooms, 47 of which were in rural areas and the remaining 50 in urban areas. Half the students were administered the Learning Environment Inventory and the other half took the Test of Primary Mental Abilities. Results indicate that rural and urban classrooms, in general, have measurably different learning climates, with significantly more cohesive structures being prevalent in rural classrooms than in urban classrooms. Furthermore, rural classrooms are characterized by cliques, disorganization, competitiveness, and limited student satisfaction. Whereas urban classrooms are characterized by environment, challenge and satisfaction. Superior material resources, challenging courses and satisfaction with the learning situation are typical of urban classrooms. The authors stress the need for the eradication of these existent disparities in order to improve the quality of educational services for all children. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon. Education Research Resources Centre.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Environment Inventory