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ERIC Number: EJ1058064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-2373-8170
Nature of Mathematics Classroom Environments in Catholic High Schools
Hall, Judith J.; Sink, Christopher A.
Journal of Catholic Education, v18 n2 Article 5 Mar 2015
In an attempt to reveal the various types of learning environments present in 30 mathematics classrooms in five Catholic high schools, this replication study examined student (N = 602) perceptions of their classrooms using the Classroom Environment Scale. Student attitudes toward mathematics were assessed by the Estes Attitude Scale. Extending previous research conducted in public high schools, this study delineated two basic types of learning environments (teacher-centered and student-centered) in Catholic high schools. In contrast with students in public schools, students in these parochial schools reported positive attitudes toward mathematics regardless of the type of learning environment. Discussion of the findings and implications for practice, including the utility of the CES, are summarized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Estes Attitude Scale; Classroom Environment Scale