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The IEA Classroom Environment Study

This book reports the design, execution, and results of a cross-national study of classrooms in eight countries. Students were administered tests and completed questionnaires at the beginning and the end of the study. Teachers also completed questionnaires. Classrooms were visited by trained observers on the average of eight times during the study. The data were analyzed in a variety of ways: simple summaries, sequential analyses, and multivariate analyses. The results of these analyses are presented and discussed. Conclusions based on these findings as well as recommendations for further research are presented.

Audience
For researchers studying comparative education, classroom education, classroom instruction, teaching and school learning; also policymakers, ministers of education and deans of colleges of education.

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Published: November 1989

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-037268-6

Reviews

  • ...a very exciting attempt to explore the potential of a quite different kind of international study which includes comparisons of process as well as of products.
    Compare, 1991

Contents

  • Preface. An introduction to the classroom environment study. Variables, models and instruments. Descriptions of the participating countries. Descriptions of classroom teaching and school learning. Descriptions of lessons. The student variable model. The core model. Summary, conclusions and implications. References. Appendix A: national reports. Appendix B: an overview of partial least squares (PLS) analysis. Appendix C: an example of exploratory model analyses.

    41 illus.

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