ERIC Number: ED350674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Effective Educational Environments.
Stockard, Jean; Mayberry, Maralee
The existing knowledge of the school environment is reviewed in this book, with a focus on its impact on educational effectiveness and student achievement. Chapter 1 examines how the composition of educational groups affect learning; chapter 2 focuses on the learning climate and cultures--the norms and values that characterize learning environment. In chapter 3 the physical environment of schools is reviewed (how school facilities and expenditures, teachers' qualifications, and school and classroom size affect student achievement). Chapter 4 focuses on how the community environment of schools (consolidation, construction of new schools, school policy). Chapter 5 develops a both academic, achievement-oriented goals (instrumental norms) and emotionally supportive human relationships (expressive norms) is essential for effective schools. The model examines how members of a school create social order and how that social order influences individuals' actions. Chapter 6 discusses the model's implications for policy and social change, stressing the ways in which students, parents, teachers, and administrators can create a positive climate through their relationships and actions to facilitate the achievement of educational goals. (Contains approximately 400 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Climate, School Size, Social Structure, Social Theories, Student Placement
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6012-3; $20; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6011-5).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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