School Climate

Jun 18, 2015 School Climate Research – A Trivial Pursuit or a Catalyst for Change?

What educators need to better understand the condition of their school’s climate. When it comes to educational research and reform, a schism of perspectives has been created within the field that divides school climate in two: School climate research as a necessity for progress and school climate research as a waste of time. There seems to be very little middle ground. Carolyn S. Anderson of the American Educational Research Association recognized that researchers fall into two categories when it comes to the search for school climate: Pessimists and Optimists. Pessimistic researchers view school climate as a Unicorn: a mythological creature that can be...

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