Pedagogical Differences and Child Outcomes
Months of participant observation in both Wright and Pulaski classrooms demonstrated a great deal about the philosophies and pedagogies of the two schools. But anecdotes and descriptions from my time in the four observed classrooms do not fully represent how different the classrooms were from each other. I coded all of my observational notes over the course of the five-month data collection period, using the work of Morais and Neves (2001) as a model. My coding system considered the strength of classification and framing, from very strong (C++; F++) to very weak (C−; F−). It is through this coding that pedagogic differences between the four classrooms could be quantified rather than just described.
KeywordsChild Outcome Emotional Skill Pedagogical Difference Observational Note Growth Score
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