1. To study teacher’s encouraging behaviour in the classroom.
2. To study students’ participative behaviour in the classroom.
3. To study Parents’ encouraging behaviour at Home.
Four schools were selected from each city, Baroda of India and Irbid of Jordan. 24 Teachers and 24 Parents were selected from each city. 728 students were selected from Baroda and 496 students were selected from Irbid.
1. Observation checklist of Teacher’s encouraging behaviour.
2. Observation checklist of Student’s Participative behaviour.
3. Checklist of Parent’s encouraging behaviour.
Data Analysis Techniques used Mean, Median, Percentages, Frequency Polygon Graphs, Bar Diagrams, and Chi-Square Test were used for data analysis.
1. In Baroda and Irbid both, the lowest number of teachers was observed with respect to reinforcement and rewarding behaviour.
2. The highest number of classes which scored above the mean score were in the items of students’ responding behaviour and students’ co-operative behaviour and the lowest were in item of students’ involvement in learning activities in the sampled schools of Baroda city, where as it was found in the reverse order in Irbid.
3. The parents were found to have high participation in school programmes in both the cities.
Implications The study shows that the teacher’s behaviour in the classroom as well as the student’s participative behaviour are both influenced by each other for the encouragement of students’ participation in school programmes irrespective of the culture. The parents’ encouraging behaviour also influences the students’ participation in school programmes.
Keyword(s): Students’ Participation, School Programme, Cross Cultural Study