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Cipriano, Christina; Barnes, Tia N.; Pieloch, Kerrie A.; Rivers, Susan E.; Brackett, Marc – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Supportive classroom environments are associated with improved student outcomes, particularly during early adolescence (ages 10-14¬†years). Applying Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory to further investigate the microsystem of the school (Bronfenbrenner and Morris in The ecology of human development, Harvard University Press, Boston, 1998),…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Early Adolescents, Classroom Environment
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Hodges, Tracey S.; Wright, Katherine Landau; Roberts, Kathryn L.; Norman, Rebecca R.; Coleman, Julianne – Learning Environments Research, 2019
In this study, we examined students' access to text, defined as the number of texts freely available to children in their classrooms. From 60 elementary classrooms across five states, we catalogued the books in first, third and fifth grades in both high- and low-achieving schools (based on state-wide reading test scores) to create a database of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Scherzinger, Marion; Wettstein, Alexander – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This study used questionnaires and systematic behavioural observations to examine how teachers, students and external observers perceived classroom disruptions, the teacher-student relationship and classroom management in grade 5 and 6 classrooms in Switzerland. The questionnaire showed that the students of a class agreed to a certain extent in…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Zaragoza, Julien M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated differences between field-study classrooms and traditional science classrooms in terms of the learning environment and students' attitudes to science, as well as the differential effectiveness of field-study classrooms for students differing in sex and English proficiency. A modified version of selected scales from the What Is…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Field Studies