ERIC Number: ED476659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-21
Effects of Teachers School-Level Environment Perceptions on Changing Elementary Mathematics Classroom Environments.
Blose, Ralph J.; Fisher, Darrell
The purpose of this study is to establish an action research plan for teachers to improve student outcomes by assessing, describing, and changing their classroom environment. Teachers used this information to develop intervention strategies designed to change the students' perceptions of their actual classroom environment to more closely mirror their preferred classroom environment perceptions. This study also explores the willingness of the teachers to be involved in such a learning environment study and how their perceptions of the school-level environment affected this. This report demonstrated several factors affecting a teacher's willingness to accept the need for classroom environment change. It also shows that teachers could assess, describe, and change their classroom environments by using student perceptions of their learning environments. School-Level Environment Questionnaire is included in this report. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003). Appended material contains small print.