ERIC Number: ED130183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Using CASES in Measuring Effects of Compensatory Education.
Papageorgiou, Mary R.
This study examines the effectiveness of an open classroom socialization process employed in an experimental compensatory education program in terms of one of its objectives. The five-year Education Improvement Program (EIP) used behavior modification treatments to promote a style of pupil behavior described as self-directed, independent, and problem-solving. It was hypothesized that enabling pupils to develop an individual style of learning would result in greater knowledge of academic subject matter than would the conforming style of pupil behavior typcial of traditional school environments. The study was guided by the question of the effect of an open educational environment on academic achievement of culturally disadvantaged elementary school children. The measure of open classroom behavior was gathered using CASES (the Coping Analysis Schedule for Educational Settings). The results suggest that for three of the four academic areas studied, the traditional classroom environment (teacher-directed) may be inappropriate with the culturally disadvantaged. Open classrooms seem to be appropriate for learning reading and arithmetic. Caution should be exercised in generalizing the findings. (Author/NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Based on a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 1973)