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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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Pulay, Alana; Williamson, Amy – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Studies suggest that the learning environment can act as a third teacher in contributing towards student academic success. A variable within the physical learning environment that has received little attention in the literature is the interior lighting. Because of budget constraints and age, most American public school classrooms have fluorescent…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Lighting, Learner Engagement, Student Behavior
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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The aim of the current study was to identify latent profile groups based on observed teachers' classroom quality and the relations of the latent profile groups to teacher age, teaching experience and children's classroom engagement and disaffection. Observations of 57 Vietnamese kindergarten teachers were conducted in the domains of emotional…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Learner Engagement, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries
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Jung, Eunjoo; Brown, Elizabeth T.; Karp, Karen S. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
The authors investigated the degree to which school-level teacher characteristics and resources are related to the mathematics learning of kindergarten children using a sample drawn from a large US database. Kindergarten-level teacher characteristics were operationalised as collective teacher efficacy, teacher experience and teacher preparation;…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Kindergarten, Role, Mathematics Education
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Nedovic, Sonya; Morrissey, Anne-Marie – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study reports on children's observed responses to natural features introduced in the redevelopment of a childcare centre garden. Using an action research approach, the redevelopment was based on the preferences of the director, staff and 18 three- to four-year-olds, as expressed through interviews, conversations, photographs and drawings.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Physical Activities, Kindergarten, Play
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Kim, Jin-Ah; Lorsbach, Anthony W. – Learning Environments Research, 2005
The intent of this study was to examine young children's perceptions of writing self-efficacy (Grades K-1). Most research studies find a significant relationship between self-efficacy and achievement in older students (Grades 4-16). Research has also shown that children are affected by personal perceived self-efficacy. Therefore, self-efficacy can…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1