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ERIC Number: ED492054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Learners' Metaphorical Images about Classroom Management in a Social Constructivist Learning Environment
Akar, Hanife; Yildirim, Ali
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (San Diego, CA, 2004)
The purpose of this study was to understand the conceptual change teacher candidates went through in the process of a constructivist-learning environment in Classroom Management Course. Teacher candidates' metaphorical images about classroom management were obtained before and after a social constructivist curriculum implementation. Prior to the implementation the images depicted "controlling" or "leading" type of images of classroom management that indicated a disciplinary vision about classroom management. After the implementation, although the metaphorical concepts did not change much, the teacher candidates' images of classroom management depicted more leading type of images that entailed messages of cooperative aspects and awareness of individual differences. This study showed that the learning environment and classroom culture may be effective on teacher candidates' conceptions of classroom management. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.) [This study was sponsored by the Turkish Academy of Sciences.]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A