ERIC Number: ED432544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Beliefs Regarding Classroom Management Style: Differences between Traditional and Alternative Certification Teachers.
Martin, Nancy K.; Shoho, Alan R.
This study investigated differences between the classroom management styles of teachers who were certified via a traditional university teacher training program and those participating in an alternative certification (AC) program. The study was also designed to further substantiate the construct validity of the Attitudes and Beliefs on Classroom Control (ABCC) Inventory. Respondents were 228 teachers from a Regional Service Center AC program and from traditional university graduate-level courses. The AC program required all participants to be currently teaching full-time in public K-12 classrooms. Their teaching experience was further augmented by coursework that was more utilitarian than theory-driven. Data were collected from the teachers using the ABCC and a demographic questionnaire. Researchers examined each of the subscales of the ABCC inventory (instructional management, people management, and behavior management) and analyzed the data via a series of t-tests. Results indicated that only the instructional management subscale of the ABCC inventory yielded significant differences. The scores on the instructional management subscale of the ABCC of teachers participating in the AC program indicated that they were significantly more interventionist than teachers in the traditional program. (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).