Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
Mutual Relations among Personal, Social and Organizational Factors in The Process of Education
Jasna Kudek Mirošević, Daria Tot, Anka Jurčević Lozančić
The process of education is most importantly aimed at the optimal children’s development and their successful learning. School, thus, has a task to provide safety underlying the clear rules of behaviour and the lack of tolerance to violence, with a positive and stimulating atmosphere. Such an approach is based on following the functioning of dynamic mutual relations at the level of learners, their families, teachers, classes, the entire school, and a wider social context in which the school exists and operates. In a high-quality school, individual differences are accepted, and no one is excluded from the process of making more important decisions. Therefore, it is important to see how much school recognizes, encourages, and frees the natural curiosity of learners as well as their critical assessment of their own and social values. In order to contribute to the creation of a positive atmosphere in school for encouraging the learners’ progress and their wish to learn, the paper questions learners’ opinions about how they evaluate their own behaviour, satisfaction with school and ways of teaching, and the quality of family environment (a questionnaire has been designed for this purpose). The research was conducted in one primary school in the Zagreb area, including 114 seventh- and eighth-graders. For determining the grade- and gender-related differences, the non-parametric Mann-Whitney test was used. The results show a statistically significant difference in the learners’ opinions about the non-acceptable forms of behaviour, as well as the quality of the family environment and effective parenting.
keywords: family environment, learners, school satisfaction, stimulating atmosphere.