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ERIC Number: EJ854348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Using Students' Assessment of Classroom Environment to Develop a Typology of Secondary School Classrooms
Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J.
International Education Journal, v7 n7 p906-915 Dec 2006
Research employing the Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) was conducted in Australian secondary schools. A sample of 4,146 students from 286 classes responded to the TROFLEI which assesses 10 classroom environment dimensions: student cohesiveness, teacher support, involvement, task orientation, investigation, cooperation, equity, differentiation, computer usage and young adult ethos. Validation data attested to the sound structural characteristics of the TROFLEI. Cluster analysis was used to develop a classroom typology of five relatively homogeneous groups of classes which were described as exemplary; safe and conservative; non-technological teacher-centred; contested technological and contested non-technological. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia