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ERIC Number: ED518825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Between-Classroom Differences in Peer Network Features and Students' Perceptions of the Classroom Environment
Zadzora, Kathleen; Gest, Scott D.; Rodkin, Philip C.
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
The objective of this poster is to examine whether differences in the structural features of classroom peer networks (tight-knittedness, hierarchy, salience norms) are associated with differences in how individual students perceive the classroom environment (relational support from teachers and peers) and express achievement-related beliefs (academic striving, school bonding) that suggest a positive orientation to learning. The long-term goal of this research effort is to test long-standing presumptions about the features of peer networks that are associated with positive student social-cognitions, and then to identify teaching practices that may be causally related to any such peer network features. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Pennsylvania