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ERIC Number: ED477696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 19
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Turkish High School Student's Perceptions of Learning Environment in Biology Classrooms and Their Attitudes toward Biology.
Cakiroglu, Jale; Telli, Sibel; Cakiroglu, Erdinc
The purpose of this study was to examine Turkish high school students' perceptions of learning environment in biology classrooms and to investigate relationships between learning environment and students' attitudes toward biology. Secondly, the study aimed to investigate the differences in students' perceptions of learning environments in biology classrooms by gender, grade levels, and academic achievement. A total of 399 ninth and tenth grade students participated in the study. Data were collected utilizing an adapted version of the "What is Happening in This Classroom" (WIHIC) instrument and Biology Attitude scale. Data analyses indicated that Turkish high school students generally had positive perceptions of biology classroom environments and there is a positive association between the nature of the biology classroom environment with respect to teacher support, involvement, task orientation, equity and the students' attitudes toward biology. In addition, results of the study revealed that there were significant differences in the perceptions of biology learning environment by gender. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey