ERIC Number: ED162984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-29
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Management Related to Student Discipline: A Follow-Up Study of Teachers Who Have Taken the Graduate Course, Behavior Problems in the Public Schools. Final Project Report.
Barr-Johhnson, Virginia; Hiett, Sharon Lee
A survey of teachers who had taken a course on behavior problems in the public schools at Florida Technological University was conducted to determine the effectiveness of this particular course. The results of this survey are analyzed and discussed. A questionnaire, formulated in a Likert scale format, was developed to provide information in six areas: (1) personal data about subjects; (2) concerns about classroom behavior and student discipline; (3) beliefs about causes of discipline problems; (4) effectiveness of major concepts, theories, and techniques included in the college behavior problems course for actual classrooom application; (5) relative effectiveness of various classroom activities included in the behavior problems course; and (6) further comments relative to the survey. The most overwhelming statement made by respondents was that they consider the attitudes of parents and families to be a leading cause of discipline problems. Student self-concept and learning problems were also considered causes of problems by both elementary and secondary teachers. In evaluating the effectiveness of the college course on behavior problems, the strongest preference for a particular approach used in the course was the humanistic approach. Little difference was found in the responses of elementary and secondary teachers. A copy of the questionnaire is appended to this report. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida Technological Univ., Orlando. Div. of Sponsored Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Technological Univ., Orlando.