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ERIC Number: EJ1047176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-23
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1099-839X
Secondary Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of an Ideal Classroom Environment
Bartelheim, Frederick J.; Conn, Daniel R.
Current Issues in Education, v17 n3 Nov 2014
The classroom environment can impact students' motivation and engagement, and can influence students' academic learning. In some cases, pre-service teachers' influence on the classroom environment may not always be conducive for student learning. This exploratory study investigated pre-service teachers' perceptions of an ideal classroom environment. Specifically, this study focused on the effect of a 16 week initial field experience, and the school level (High School or Middle School) of the field experience on secondary pre-service teachers' perceptual changes of an ideal classroom environment. As a means of collecting data to address the focus of this study, the participants completed the "Classroom Environment Scale (Form I)" on three different occasions during the initial field experience. Results of the data analysis revealed that the participants' perceptions of an ideal classroom environment remained consistent but were focused on attributes that contribute to a classroom environment conducive to academic success
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Classroom Environment Scale
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