ERIC Number: EJ940010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Students' Perceptions of Classroom Instructional Environments in the Context of "Universal Design for Learning"
Abell, Michael M.; Jung, Eunjoo; Taylor, Matthew
Learning Environments Research, v14 n2 p171-185 Jul 2011
Using a sample of 867 students in Grades 5-12, the present study investigated whether students' perceptions toward the instructional environment in classrooms that employed Universal Design for Learning differed by school grade level and teacher gender. High-school students in the study showed higher perception scores than upper-elementary or middle-school students in the personalisation and participation aspect of the classroom environment. The results for teacher gender indicated that students in the study perceived a more personalised classroom environment with female teachers than with male teachers. Policy implications and methodological considerations are provided for future study.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Access to Education, Teacher Characteristics, Age Differences, High School Students, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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