ERIC Number: ED218281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Interpersonal Skill Development: A Neglected Component of Teacher Education.
Schoenecker, Mary F.
Teacher education programs should stress the development of classroom management skills before and during preservice teachers' field experiences. Research on interpersonal communications, as related to the role of the teacher and the teaching situation has identified a need for increased effectiveness in facilitative interpersonal functioning and classroom dynamics. These traits can be taught to preservice teachers. Components of a comprehensive classroom management curriculum for preservice teacher education should concentrate on strengthening communication skills, building good teacher-pupil relationships, and facilitating responsible behavior. Methods for dealing with aspects of management during student teaching are handled cooperatively between student teachers and the university supervisor. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Higher Education, Human Relations, Interpersonal Competence, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teaching, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A