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Tshewang, Rinchen; Chandra, Vinesh; Yeh, Andy – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This paper reports a study of students' and teachers' perceptions of their classroom learning environment in Bhutanese eighth-grade mathematics classes. Research suggests that positive perceptions of the learning environment can have a positive influence on students' learning outcomes, interest and engagement in classroom activities. The study was…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Vennix, J.; den Brok, P.; Taconis, R. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated and compared the learning environment perceptions of students, teachers and guides who participated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-based outreach activities in secondary education. In outreach activities, schools and teachers work together with companies and other external institutions in learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Secondary Education, High School Students
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Russell, Shannon L.; Wentzel, Kathryn R.; Donlan, Alice E. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
In this study, we examined teachers' beliefs concerning the meaning and nature of teacher--student trust in a diverse sample of secondary-school teachers (n = 34). Using a grounded-theory approach, a process model of teacher-adolescent trust emerged based on semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Antecedents of trust could be categorised as…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Student Relationship
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Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The purpose of this study, in part, was to confirm the factor structure of the School-Level Environment Questionnaire, which assesses six school climate factors that can be considered important for improving schools. The study also tested a research model of the relationships between the school climate, teachers' self-efficacy and job…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy
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Waldrip, Bruce; Cox, Peter; Deed, Craig; Dorman, Jeffrey; Edwards, Debra; Farrelly, Cathleen; Keeffe, Mary; Lovejoy, Valeria; Mow, Lucy; Prain, Vaughan; Sellings, Peter; Yager, Zali – Learning Environments Research, 2014
This project sought to evaluate regional students' perceptions of their readiness to learn, assessment processes, engagement, extent to which their learning is personalised and to relate these to academic efficacy, academic achievement, and student well-being. It also examined teachers' perceptions of students' readiness to learn, the assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires
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Hardré, Patricia L.; Hennessey, Maeghan N. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This research examined how rural high school teachers' beliefs and perceptions of themselves, their students and the challenge of motivation influence their strategic classroom and interpersonal motivating practice. Participants were 13 teachers in three rural, public high schools in two US states. Teachers' beliefs about motivation…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Teacher Motivation
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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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Che Ahmad, Che Nidzam; Osman, Kamisah; Halim, Lilia – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This paper is a report of a survey conducted to determine teachers' perception of the science laboratory learning environment and the relationship between different aspects of this environment and satisfaction from teaching and learning. Teachers' perceptions of psychosocial aspects were measured by use of the Science Laboratory Environment…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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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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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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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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Wahyudi; Treagust, David F. – Learning Environments Research, 2004
This study reports cross-validation results for an Indonesian-language version of a modified form of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire and its use in investigating the nature of science classroom learning environments in Indonesian lower secondary schools. Following administration of the WIHIC to approximately 1400…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Rural Schools, Student Attitudes
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Cavanagh, Robert F.; Waugh, Russell F. – Learning Environments Research, 2004
The study was grounded on theoretical propositions and empirical research concerning school effectiveness, classroom effectiveness, school improvement and school renewal. In particular, improving student learning outcomes through improving and renewing schools is dependent on changing classroom cultures of learning and teaching. A model of…
Descriptors: Caring, Parent Attitudes, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness