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ERIC Number: EJ854264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Learning Environment and Students' Outcomes in Science Classes in Indonesian Lower Secondary Schools
Wahyudi; Treagust, David F.
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v27 n1 p139-165 2004
This study reports research findings on assessment of the science classroom learning environment and its association with two student outcomes--attitudes toward science and national examination scores. Modified versions of the WIHIC and TOSRA questionnaires in the Indonesian language were administered to 1400 students and their teachers. This study sought to find out the nature of science classroom learning environment and the association between learning environments and students' outcomes in Indonesian lower secondary schools. The findings were summarised into five assertions. First, significant differences between students' perceptions of the actual and preferred learning environments were found: Students tended to prefer more favourable classroom learning environments than they actually perceive. Second, differences exist between male and female students' perceptions of their science classroom learning environment: Female students held slightly more positive perceptions on both the actual and preferred learning environment. Third, disparities between students' and teachers' perceptions of the science classroom learning environments were found: Students held less favourable perceptions on both versions than did their teachers. Fourth, students in rural schools held less favourable perceptions of the actual classroom environments than did students in urban and suburban schools for all seven scales. Finally, this study identifies the association between students' perceptions of the learning environments and both their attitudes toward science and scores in the national examination. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail: director@recsam.edu.my; Web site: http://www.recsam.edu.my
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: Indonesia