ERIC Number: ED121740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Open Classroom: Salient Components.
Schneiderman, Della Z.
This study established nine categories which taken together define the open classroom. Three open classrooms at the grade levels four to six were used for this study. To gather the data the classrooms were observed, literature was reviewed, interviews were taken, and audio and video equipment was used. The data was then analyzed, and the categories were determined. The nine, identified, salient components of the open classroom were (1) adult(s) in residence, (2) child, (3) environment, (4) content/curriculum, (5) organization, (6) flexibility, (7) structure, (8) philosophy, and (9) support system. The components are common to both open and traditional education, but they are treated differently in open classrooms. They must all be there, and they must all work together. If any are weak or missing, the open classroom is bound to suffer. (A discussion of each category is included.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Division B (San Francisco, California, April 1976)