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ERIC Number: ED453214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-12
Pages: 8
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Teaching and Production in the Classroom: The Case in Cyprus Lyceums.
Koutsoulis, Michalis
This study examined the influence of schools and teachers on students' attitudes and academic achievement, focusing on teacher characteristics in relation to student achievement. It also looked at three home environment factors (socioeconomic status, educational environment, and home climate) to see if students' family lives were an important influence on their success at school. A total of 700 high school students from 25 classrooms within five schools in Cyprus completed three surveys: the Classroom Culture Description Questionnaire, the Home Environment Description Questionnaire, and the Self-Concept and Aspirations Questionnaire. Data analysis indicated that students' attitudes toward their teachers, educational environments, and home environments varied significantly. Teachers' expectations of the students made a significant difference in students' academic achievement, self-concept, and aspirations. Teachers who were task-oriented were evaluated less favorably by students and produced lower levels of academic achievement. When students perceived their schools as effective, their achievement was higher. Socioeconomic status strongly affected students' academic achievement. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus