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ERIC Number: ED119824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect of the Open Space School on Children's Security and Independence Development, Academic Performance, Teacher Assessments and School Motivation. Final Report.
Grapko, Michael F.; Snider, M. J.
This study explores the effects of physical differences in the architectural design of schools by comparing behavioral and performance variables for two groups of pupils: (1) those who had previously attended an open space school, and (2) those who had always attended classes in a traditionally built school. Three major variables are examined: academic performance, motivation for school, and security development. Differences in school marks, teacher assessment, I.Q. scores, sex and grade level are also explored. Four classes of grade 7 pupils and three classes of grade 8 pupils (a total of 210 subjects) are included in the study. The tests employed were the Institute of Child Study Security Test-Elementary Form, the Canadian Tests of Basic Skills, the Frymier Junior Index of Motivation, the Dominion Group Test of Learning Capacity-Intermediate Form, and a pupil rating scale. Results from these tests are discussed in detail. (ED)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada