ERIC Number: ED353330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in School and Home Contexts for Learning. NAEPfacts.
This document focuses on trends in school and home frameworks for learning found in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data from 1977 to 1990. Trends in classroom instruction, course taking, students' attitudes, homework versus television viewing, and reading habits and home support for literacy are considered. One table provides data on trends in attitudes toward mathematics at ages 13 and 17 years in 1978 to 1990; and another table provides data on trends in television watching at ages 9, 13, and 17 years from 1982 to 1990. Six questions for discussion are listed. Although classrooms should be student, rather than teacher, centered, NAEP trend data indicate that old habits are difficult to change. Results for science and mathematics show movement toward more advanced high school coursework. NAEP data show that students with more positive attitudes about the value of what they are learning generally have higher achievement levels; however, NAEP trend data also show that students' attitudes changed little either in liking particular subjects or in understanding their utility. NAEP trends for doing homework and watching television are either stable or moving in the wrong direction. Students appear to be infrequent readers, and the few changes that have occurred over time reflect decreases in students' propensity to read. (RLC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Course Selection (Students), Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Homework, Learning, National Surveys, Reading Habits, School Statistics, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Television Viewing, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress