ERIC Number: ED465682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-15
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The Impact of a Study of 3 School Environments and Teacher/Student Perceptions.
Brown, C.; Burch, L.; Zellner, L.
This paper highlights the results of a recent study collaboratively conducted by a university and three schools within two school districts. The purpose of the investigation was to prove a connection between quality teaching and learning and quality physical environment. The three person research team included: (1) a practicing professional architect/professional of educational administration interested in school design; (2) a university professor from a college of education whose main focus was teacher instruction and principal leadership; and (3) a doctoral student majoring in counseling psychology. The team examined three elementary schools for the connection that exists among the physical environments, brain-based learning (BBL) tenets, and the impact on learning. Each selected school site noted variables that influence a teacher's attitude (use of instructional strategies, job satisfaction, and retention in the profession), student attention, and student enthusiasm for learning. Two school sites were located in impoverished sections of a midsize town; the third site was an older school serving a diverse population of students from low to middle income homes. Preliminary findings show a connection between indirect and/or direct application of BBL affecting teacher and student perceptions of learning and teaching. (Contains 15 tables.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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