ERIC Number: ED442737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
National Context, Educational Goals and Student Experience of Schooling and Learning: A Comparative Study in England, France, and Denmark.
This paper reports on selected findings of a major research project (ENCOMPASS) that examines the relationship between national educational values as these are mediated by the school context, teacher beliefs, and classroom processes, and eventually translated into pupil perspectives on learning and schooling. The theoretical rationale for such research is presented and findings are drawn from questionnaires to 1,800 students in England, France, and Denmark, and from individual and group interviews with a smaller sample of students in each country. The paper draws upon a socio-cultural perspective that emphasizes the context in which learning occurs. Student perspectives on the purpose of schooling and learning and on the teaching they receive are examined, and the "constants" and"contexts" of student experience in the three countries are discussed. (Contains 8 figures, 6 tables, and a 37-item bibliography.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council, Lancaster (England).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; France; United Kingdom (England)