ERIC Number: ED440963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Teacher Experience, Training, & Age: The Influence of Teacher Characteristics on Classroom Management Style.
Martin, Nancy K.; Shoho, Alan R.
The primary objective of this study was to investigate differences in classroom management perceptions and beliefs between traditionally trained beginning student teachers; alternative certification (AC) program participants; and traditionally trained (TC) experienced teachers. Since AC participants tended to be older than their student teacher counterparts, it was hypothesized that age could account for differences in beliefs regarding classroom management style. A second objective of this study was to determine if a relationship existed between age and perceptions of classroom management style. Data were collected from a total of 388 participants via the Attitudes and Beliefs on Classroom Control (ABCC) Inventory and a demographic questionnaire. Results revealed that AC and TC participants were significantly more controlling than student teachers on two of the three sub-scales of the ABCC (people management and behavior management). A statistically significant correlation was also found between subjects' age and the people management sub-scale. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/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 Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, January 27-29, 2000).