Does Classroom Culture Vary Across Different Educational Levels? A comparative Study


Koca F., İlhan G. O.

International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, vol.9, no.1, pp.65-75, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.15345/iojes.2017.01.005
  • Title of Journal : International Online Journal of Educational Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-75

Abstract

Classroom culture knowledge is essential for researchers and educators as it gives important tips for

learning environment and outcomes. Knowing the elements of classroom culture, it is easier to

interpret the classroom practice and learning elements. With the rising importance of classroom

culture in the last decade, the aim of this study was to explore differences and similarities about

cultural elements of two classrooms from different educational levels: K-12, and Graduate. These

classrooms were both in the United States of America, Indiana. With a description of the settings,

participants, instruments, and procedures, the results are presented in the article signalling the

different formations of K-12 and graduate classrooms. The two classrooms shared culture of the

same authority; however, K-12 classroom was found to be more libertarian.