ERIC Number: ED374965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Perceptions of Mathematics Classroom Climate: A Multilevel Study.
Anderman, Eric M.; And Others
One framework for conceptualizing the study of classroom effects on student motivation asserts that students' perceptions of the classroom environment mediate the relationship between teacher practices and student performance outcomes. This study examined within- and between-classroom effects on 356 fifth-grade students' perceptions of the quality of instruction in their mathematics classes. Results suggest that a positive classroom instructional climate is related to several individual difference variables, including low perceptions of differential treatment by gender and ability. Several classroom level variables were related to positive class instructional climate, including the use of extrinsic motivational incentives, and the infrequent use of individualized forms of instruction. Teachers who used "mastery" oriented instructional strategies tend to have students in their classes who perceive a diminished relationship between teacher expectancies and classroom instructional climate. Contains 10 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 1993).