ERIC Number: ED361875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Ethos and Pupil Outcome: Research Findings and Some Theoretical Considerations.
Research Bulletins from the Institute of Education, University of Stockholm, v11 n1 Apr 1985
Research during the 1960s and early 1970s suggested that the different outcomes of schooling for different students were due to factors outside the school. There was no consensus among the researchers over which factors outside the school had the greatest effect on student achievement. Swedish educational research has made many important contributions within the frame-factor theory. The research has stressed economic, cultural, and organizational factors as well as genetic and social conditions as having important influences on achievement. Much American and English research within the past 15 years has focused on the influence of school climate on student achievement. Questions concerning school climate and social relations between teachers and students have also been studied by Swedish researchers, but from narrow and different perspectives. Research about effective schools brings up theoretical questions such as why differences in school climate lead to different student outcomes. Any effort to develop methods to describe the pedagogical and social climates in Swedish schools as well as the connections between climate and student outcomes cannot rely totally on former research. (Contains 56 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Inst. of Education (Sweden).
Identifiers - Location: Sweden