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Ward, Gillian; Fisher, Darrell L. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
There has been little research into the work environments of teachers at the subject department level. Understanding and investigating the work environment at this level could provide insight into the type of work environment that might lead teachers to remain in the teaching profession. This article reports the development, validation and use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Science Teachers, Science Departments
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Dkeidek, Iyad; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi – Learning Environments Research, 2012
An inquiry-oriented laboratory in chemistry was integrated into the chemistry curriculum in Jewish high schools in Israel, and after a short period was also implemented in Arab sector. In this study, we investigated the effect of culture on the perceptions of laboratory classroom learning environments by comparing the perceptions of Arab and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Inquiry, Curriculum Implementation
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Maulana, R.; Opdenakker, M. C. J. L.; den Brok, P.; Bosker, R. J. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study investigated firstly the reliability and validity of an Indonesian version of the "Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction" (QTI). Second, perceptions of Indonesian secondary school teachers' interpersonal behaviour as perceived by students and teachers were studied with the QTI. Third, differences between students' and teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Proximity
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Nichols, Joe D.; Zhang, Guanglan – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This project explored a classroom model of motivation in which the source of student motivation is based on internal mechanisms or structures and classroom student/instructor interactions. It also extended earlier research in which beliefs of veteran, entry level, and preservice teachers have been explored. For this project, 117 elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Student Empowerment, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Schulte, Don P.; Slate, John R.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
In this multi-stage mixed-analysis study, the views of 437 Hispanic college students enrolled at two Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the Southwest of the USA were obtained concerning characteristics of effective middle-school teachers. Through the method of constant comparison (qualitative phase), 38 themes were determined to be present in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, First Generation College Students, Teacher Attitudes, Hispanic American Students
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Chua, Siew Lian; Wong, Angela F. L.; Chen, Der-Thanq V. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This article reports findings from a classroom environment study which was designed to investigate the nature of Chinese Language classroom environments in Singapore secondary schools. We used a perceptual instrument, the Chinese Language Classroom Environment Inventory, to investigate teachers' and students' perceptions towards their Chinese…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Grade 9
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Ellett, Chad D.; Monsaas, Judy – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This article describes the development and validation of the Inventory of Teaching and Learning (ITAL) as a new measure of teacher perceptions of science and mathematics learning environments. The ITAL was initially developed and administered in 2004 and has subsequently been revised annually. The ITAL is administered using a confidential…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Anderson, Angelika; Thomas, David R.; Moore, Dennis W.; Kool, Bridget – Learning Environments Research, 2008
School improvement initiatives are needed to better meet the needs of underprivileged students, to reduce underachievement and to break a continuing cycle of disadvantage. This article describes part of a school improvement initiative in New Zealand that provided additional funding for school nurse and social worker services in nine secondary…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries, Welfare Services
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Kunter, Mareike; Baumert, Jurgen – Learning Environments Research, 2006
In this article, we examine the construct and criteria validity of student and teacher ratings as indicators of instructional features. As parsimonious measures, student and teacher reports are frequently used to assess aspects of the learning environment. From a methodological perspective, however, both approaches have been questioned. Whereas…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Construct Validity, Evaluation Criteria, Teacher Attitudes