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ERIC Number: EJ875833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
New Dimensions in the Classroom Climate
Zedan, Raed
Learning Environments Research, v13 n1 p75-88 Mar 2010
The focus of this study was the classroom climate for Grades 4, 5 and 6 students during mathematics classes in elementary schools in the Arab sector in Israel. The study included 3,786 Arab students. The use of a questionnaire indicated that five major factors related to classroom climate were Satisfaction and Enjoyment, Teacher-Student Relationships, Gender Inequality and Tension, Student-Student Relationships, and Competitiveness. Students were found to be happy, satisfied and to have a sense of unity. Discipline was a "sacred" value that could not be disregarded. Rules and regulations, obedience and respect were integral components of satisfaction and enjoyment. The teacher-student relationship was positive, warm and supportive. The student-student relationship was fairly satisfactory. A feeling of social cohesion and belonging, mutual help and consideration pervaded the classroom. Students were polite to each other and disputes were rare. Low levels were perceived for Competitiveness and the desire for students to be first, achieve high marks and compete for teacher attention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel