ERIC Number: ED363963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the "Health" of the School. Project Report.
Krug, Samuel E.
This paper summarizes research on ways to measure a school's instructional climate. Four areas of inquiry revolve around accomplishment, recognition, power, and affiliation. Because a school's instructional climate has a significant impact on student learning, the study of instructional climate is important. Three sets of conditions to examine when measuring instructional climate include generalizability, changes in respondents, and changes over time. School norms are essential for interpreting and understanding a school's score. Samples of two forms of the Instructional Climate Inventory (for teachers and students) are presented and ways to analyze their results are described. A conclusion is that instructional climate is real, important, and measurable. A remaining question is how to create positive learning climates. One way is through school leaders who clearly articulate a school mission by their actions and behaviors. Four figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.; MetriTech Inc., MI.