M.A. in School Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sernak, Kathleen S.
South Main Street School (Pleasantville, N.J.); Fourth grade (Education); Group work in education; School children--Attitudes
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
The intern conducted an action research project to evaluate the perceptions of fourth graders relative to working in cooperative learning teams in their reading classes. The target population were 38 fourth graders from South Main Street School who are presently involved in Success For All, a cooperative learning program. The intern wanted to determine whether the target students perceived the cooperative learning experience as being positive or negative, and whether this perception impacted on their learning. The intern utilized the survey as the major instrument for data collection. The students were interviewed as well. The intern utilized mean scores to determine the significance of the data.
The intern concluded that the students have a positive perception of cooperative learning. Their positive attitude indicates that they believe cooperative learning is beneficial to their learning.
Atkins, Andrea, "Assessing and evaluating students' perception of cooperative learning teams at South Main Street School" (2001). Theses and Dissertations. 1540.