ERIC Number: ED119824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education, Grades (Scholastic), Intelligence Tests, Learning Motivation, Open Plan Schools, Personality Development, Rating Scales, Security, Sex Differences, Student Adjustment, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada