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ERIC Number: ED123253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-16
Pages: 39
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Attitudes Towards School in an Open School.
Willsey, Alan D.
Data indicates a greater positive attitude toward school held by children in an open program compared to children in a traditional program, thus supporting the idea that an open environment may lead to more positive attitudes toward school. This research is drawn from an extensive evaluation of open education being conducted under the leadership of the State University College at Cortland. Specifically, data is available from the administration of the Student Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) to children in a sample of traditional classrooms and children in classrooms assessed as an open environment through use of the classroom observation techniques. The SAQ contains 40 items (although comparable data from both groups is available for only 36 items) distributed on four dimensions: School Climate, Peer, Teacher and School Subjects. Children in the open classrooms showed significantly greater positive responses on the overall SAQ score, School Climate, and Teacher. Open children were also more positive on the Peer Dimension and the Subject Dimension but this difference was not significant. The Traditional school children were significantly more positive on only two of the 36 SAQ items compared. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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