A study of students' perceptions of science classroom learning environment and teacher-student interaction in Jammu: A cultural perspective.

Year: 2004

Author: Koul, Rekha, Fisher, Darrell

Type of paper: Refereed paper

This paper is a part of a larger study to investigate student-teacher interactions and science classroom learning environments in Jammu, India The present study reports on the research findings on associations between students cultural background and their perceptions of their teacher interaction and classroom learning environment, as measured by a standardised test. A sample of 1,021 students from 31 classes in seven co-educational private schools completed a survey including the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI), What is Happening in This Class (WIHIC) and a question relating to the cultural background. Statistical analysis shows that the Kashmiri group of students perceived their classrooms and teacher interaction more positively than those from the other cultural groups identified in the study.