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ERIC Number: ED168156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Open-Area Schools--Open Pedagogy. An Investigation of Outcomes at the Elementary and Secondary Levels of Open-Area Elementary Schools. Report.
Shore, Bruce M.; Tali, Ronald H.
The four objectives of this study, conducted in the Montreal school system, were (1) to report the effects on students of having attended open-area elementary schools versus more traditionally constructed schools, (2) to report ways in which interests and aptitudes of pupils may affect their suitability for open-area and open schools, (3) to report the pedagogical advantages of open-area schools, and (4) to report areas in which teachers and administrators in open-area elementary schools would benefit from inservice education. Questionnaires were submitted to teachers and students of elementary and secondary schools in Montreal and Quebec. Results showed that the secondary school itself seems to be a greater influence on adaptation than is open-area elementary schooling. Students in open-area elementary schools tend to be at a slight advantage in their acceptance of responsibility for learning and in some types of social development. No relation was found between pedagogy and architecture, and systematic inservice training of teachers is essential. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Quebec Dept. of Education, Quebec.; Montreal Catholic School Commission, (Quebec).
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)