ERIC Number: ED272506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Contingency Model for Implementing a Classroom Management System.
Hatch, Douglas D.
An outline is presented of a contingency plan for developing sound classroom management practices. The plan revolves around a conceptual model of the different maturity levels of each individual staff member in relation to their classroom management skills. In the model, a group of peer observers monitors the progress of those staff members whose classroom management skills have been diagnosed as falling in the lowest maturity levels. The most able classroom managers become observers and/or workshop facilitators in the program. Training involves observing mature, more capable teachers, attending workshops and seminars, and/or viewing video tapes of successful classroom managers. Once the training cycle is complete, the staff member is observed by a coaching team in the classroom. The second training cycle is also followed by a subsequent series of classroom observations and coaching. The principal's role is to initiate the pre-condition stage of the model (classifying staff maturity levels and selecting specific management techniques to be taught), and to train high maturity level teachers as instructors and observers. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).