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ERIC Number: ED417432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 71
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Classroom Behavior Techniques.
Blackadar, Patricia M.
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference among disciplinary procedures used among urban and suburban teachers. Thirty-eight elementary school teachers of grades K-5 were asked to complete questionnaires on classroom control techniques. Of this group, 19 teachers taught in the urban school district of Elizabeth (New Jersey), and 19 taught in the suburban school district of Long Hill Township (New Jersey). Raw data was converted to percentages. Results indicated that there were some differences between the urban and suburban school teachers in terms of disciplinary techniques used. Suburban teachers listed a greater number of systems for gaining student compliance than did the urban teachers, but teachers from both districts listed behavior modification, praise, eye contact, talking privately to the student, and calling the parent. The study also evaluated attitudes of teachers towards their students. Findings suggest that suburban teachers indicated a greater satisfaction with the cooperation, motivation, and abilities of their students, while the urban teachers indicated a more positive attitude toward teaching as a profession. (Contains 10 tables of data and 29 references; a sample questionnaire and related research are appended.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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