ERIC Number: ED464831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Laboratory Classroom Environments in Korean High Schools.
Lee, Sunny S. U.; Fraser, Barry J.
The purpose of this study was to investigate Korean high school students' perceptions of their laboratory classrooms, focusing especially on the aspects measured by the items in the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI). The study involved 439 high school students from three different streams (145 from the humanities stream, 195 from the science-oriented stream, and 99 from the science-independent stream). The validity and reliability of a translated version of the SLEI were confirmed when used with Korean students. Associations between laboratory classroom environments and students' attitudes were found. When the perceptions of students from the three streams were compared, it was found that students from the science-independent stream perceived their classroom environments more favorably than did students in the other two streams. Interviews with students confirmed their responses to items in the SLEI and provided additional information about laboratory classroom environments in Korea. (Contains 39 references, 5 tables, and 2 figures.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea