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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Group work in education; Education, Elementary;

Abstract

The traditional teaching approach used in most American elementary schools, where the classroom teacher makes all the decisions and the conventional student is instructed to focus individual energies on assigned seatwork and ignore those who are around him or her, has become an ineffective model.

Researchers and certain educators believe that the use of "community" in the classroom will create environments where children care about one another and about learning, where students work harder, achieve more, where warm, supportive relationships are given birth -- enabling students to risk the new ideas and mistakes so critical to intellectual growth. As a result of using community in the classroom, students show positive outcomes that include higher academic performance, stronger motivation to learn, greater educational expectations and more.

Year of Submission

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Marcus Yoder

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 33 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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