NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing all 12 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ottmar, Erin R.; Decker, Lauren E.; Cameron, Claire E.; Curby, Timothy W.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
This study examined the quality of teacher-child interactions and exposure to mathematics instruction as predictors of 5th grade student's mathematics achievement. The sample was a subset of the children involved in the NICHD-SECC longitudinal study (N = 657). Results indicate that, even after controlling for student demographic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Quality, Elementary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Geier, Christine S.; Bogner, Franz X. – Learning Environments Research, 2010
The present study monitored a student-centred educational anti-smoking intervention with fifth graders by focusing on their cognitive achievement and intrinsic motivation. In order to assess the potential influence of the setting on self-directed learning, the intervention was conducted in two different learning environments: a classroom-based…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Smoking, Academic Achievement
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Zedan, Raed – Learning Environments Research, 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…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Classroom Environment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Charalambous, Kyriakos; Davazoglou, Aggeliki – Learning Environments Research, 2009
The present study investigated the psychometric properties of a Greek translation of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction Primary (G-QTIP). A sample of 273 primary school students from 17 Grade 5 and 6 classes in Cyprus public schools, as well as their teachers, participated in the study. Students completed a self-report questionnaire…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Translation, Academic Achievement, Questionnaires
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Khalil, Mahmood; Saar, Vered – Learning Environments Research, 2009
In this study, students' perceptions of the classroom learning environment in Arab elementary schools were investigated. The sample included 261 students from Grades 5 and 6. The questionnaire was developed at an Arab college of teacher education by 16 fourth-year student teachers who were completing their studies toward a BEd degree. Articles on…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Elementary Schools, Student Attitudes, School Culture
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Vogler, Jane S.; Bakken, Linda – Learning Environments Research, 2007
This study explored a theory for motivation which included aspects of both attribution theory and goal theory. Motivational variables included beliefs about intelligence (entity or incremental), goal orientation (mastery/learning, performance-approach, performance-avoidance) and avoidant behaviours. Grades 4 and 5 students from a large,…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Ethnic Groups, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Allen, Debra; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2007
This research is distinctive in that parents' perceptions were utilised in conjunction with students' perceptions in investigating science classroom learning environments among Grade 4 and 5 students in South Florida. The What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire was modified for young students and their parents and administered to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reliability, Effect Size, Grade 4
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boykin, A. Wade; Lilja, Amy J.; Tyler, Kenneth M. – Learning Environments Research, 2004
Empirical research utilizing the communal learning construct suggests that culturally-informed pedagogy enhances academic performance for African-American children. The present investigation examined the effect of culturally-informed learning contexts on recall performance in geography lessons. The sample consisted of 69 African-American Grade 4-5…
Descriptors: African American Children, Context Effect, Testing, Academic Achievement