ERIC Number: ED261053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Classroom Management and Organization in Junior High Schools: An Experimental Investigation. R&D Report No. 6153.
Emmer, Edmund T.; And Others
The Junior High Management Improvement Study involved two urban school districts in two southwestern cities during the 1981-82 school year. In this field experiment on classroom management, experimental group teachers (n=18) and control group teachers (n=20) in four content areas received a manual and attended two workshops at the beginning of the school year. Extensive classroom observation of both groups provided a basis for assessing implementation of recommended management practices. The effects of the use of the recommended practices on student cooperation and task engagement were also assessed. Additional research questions investigated relationships between management behaviors and student behavior criteria and assessed impact of several context variables on management outcomes. Based on observations in the first two months of school, significant treatment effects were obtained in most of the nine areas of management addressed in the training materials and workshops. Treatment group teachers used the recommended management practices significantly more and established classes with more appropriate, task-oriented student behavior. Results provided evidence of the effectiveness of most of the recommended management practices, and suggest that research-based teacher education on classroom management could help many teachers establish better learning environments in junior high and middle school classes. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas