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ERIC Number: ED124818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Pupils' Self-Concept: Open Classroom Environment Versus Traditional Classroom Environment.
Trinka, Rosanne
An investigation was conducted to compare the self-concept of 103 fifth-grade children from schools that practice a traditional educational philosophy to the self-concept of 94 fifth-grade children from schools that practice an open educational philosophy. All subjects were administered the Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale for Children. Both treatment groups were divided into categories of high and low socioeconomic status and high and low IQ using a 2x2x2 factorial design to analyze the data. The data indicated that there was no significant difference between the open school group and the traditional school group in mean self-concept scores, thus not supporting the theory that an open educational philosophy promotes a more positive self-concept than a traditional educational philosophy. However, simple interaction analysis of the joint effects seemed to imply that children from a high socioeconomic area seem to benefit more from a school that practices an open educational philosophy, in terms of self-concept, than children from a low socioeconomic area. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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