A A Comparison of Government and Private Schools of Peshawar on Classroom Environment Dimensions
Keywords:Psychosocial classroom environment, government, private, school
Present research was a comparative study of government and private schools of Peshawar on psychosocial aspects of classroom environment. Data was collected from250 subjectsincluding136 boys and 114 girls, having age range of 13-14 years. A cross sectional survey research design was used. Sample was chosen from two private and two government schools of Peshawar, using cluster sampling technique. The classroom environment questionnaire, What Is Happening In This Class? (Fraser, McRobbie & Fisher, 1996) was administered to collect data from the subjects. Significant differences were observed between government and private schools of Peshawar on psychosocial, classroom environment dimensions of Investigation, task orientation and level of cooperation among students. Government school students showed gender differences in the areas of teacher’s support and cooperation whereas private schools showed gender differences in the areas of students’ cohesiveness, Involvement in classroom activities, investigation, task orientation and equity.
Keywords: Psychosocial classroom environment, government, private, school