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Fraser, Barry J.; Aldridge, Jill M.; Adolphe, F. S. Gerard – Research in Science Education, 2010
This article reports a cross-national study of classroom environments in Australia and Indonesia. A modified version of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire was used simultaneously in these two countries to: 1) cross validate the modified WIHIC; 2) investigate differences between countries and sexes in perceptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment
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Wolf, Stephen J.; Fraser, Barry J. – Research in Science Education, 2008
This study compared inquiry and non-inquiry laboratory teaching in terms of students' perceptions of the classroom learning environment, attitudes toward science, and achievement among middle-school physical science students. Learning environment and attitude scales were found to be valid and related to each other for a sample of 1,434 students in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physical Sciences, Science Laboratories, Educational Environment
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Lang, Quek Choon; Wong, Angela F. L.; Fraser, Barry J. – Research in Science Education, 2005
This study investigated the chemistry laboratory classroom environment, teacher-student interactions and student attitudes towards chemistry among 497 gifted and non-gifted secondary-school students in Singapore. The data were collected using the 35-item Chemistry Laboratory Environment Inventory (CLEI), the 48-item Questionnaire on Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Gender Differences, Chemistry
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Ferguson, Peter D.; Fraser, Barry J. – Research in Science Education, 1998
Tasmanian students' (n=1,040) perceptions of the learning environment were collected in the final stages of primary school and again in the initial term in secondary school. First exposure to specialized science learning environments and teachers changed students' perceptions. Both school size and student gender were found to be influencing…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries