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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
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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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Monsen, Jeremy J.; Ewing, Donna L.; Kwoka, Maria – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Inclusive education has become a cornerstone of many government policies in an increasing number of countries, yet teachers have been found to hold mixed attitudes towards its implementation and usefulness. This article, using English terminology and thinking, aims to extend previous research on the effect of teacher attitudes towards inclusion in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires
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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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Angulo, Luis Miguel Villar; de la Rosa, Olga Maria Alegre – Learning Environments Research, 2008
The rapid growth of online learning has led to the development of staff inservice evaluation models that are geared towards improving degree programs. Based on best practices in student online assessment, the Online Faculty Development and Classroom Learning Environment Assessment course was designed to serve the dual purpose of staff development…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Mucherah, Winnie – Learning Environments Research, 2008
This study examined classroom climate and student goal structures in high-school biology classrooms in Kenya. Participants included 891 students and their teachers in Grades 10 and 11 from two same-sex boarding schools--one for boys and the other for girls. School differences were found on all classroom climate aspects except teacher support and…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Goal Orientation, Competition, Biology
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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
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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