ERIC Number: ED095250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Individual Characteristics and Children's Performance in Varied Educational Settings. Progress Report.
Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
This report describes work done on the project, "Individual Characteristics and Children's Performance in Varied Educational Settings," up to June 30, 1974. This research addresses two issues: the interaction of individual student characteristics with aspects of educational environments, and the relative educational benefits of "open" vs. "traditional" classrooms. It combines the two issues by investigating the possibility that each type of classroom has advantages for certain types of students and disadvantages for other types of students. The present project also has as a major focus the investigation of the possibility that certain cognitive and motivational characteristics of individual children may interact with these classroom dimensions to effect a combined influence on educational outcomes. The research plan called for an initial pilot study, to be done in six classrooms, three open and three traditional, whose primary purpose would be to develop and refine instruments, measurement techniques, and analysis procedures; and a subsequent main study, to involve a much larger number of classrooms, so that measures of more specific and descriptive dimensions than "open" and "traditional" could be obtained and investigated for direct effects on educational outcomes as well as for interactions with the individual child characteristics. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland