Recent research paints a rather grim picture of the climate in many science, math, and engineering classrooms. Seymour & Hewitt (1997) reported that between 40 and 60 percent of high ability students switch out of SME disciplines. Tinto (1993) stated that `more students leave college than graduate.' Both researchers point to the classroom climate as a principal cause. The presenters in this session will provide a summary of the research, describe (and model) the strategies they use to create a different climate, and engage the audience in a conversation about creating `friendlier' classroom climates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 27th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education. Part 1 (of 3) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA|
Duration: Nov 5 1997 → Nov 8 1997