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ERIC Number: ED548142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 305
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-7428-8
An Investigation of the Life Experiences and Beliefs of High School Teachers Exhibiting Effective Classroom Management Behaviors
Miller, Byron
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the life experiences and beliefs of high school teachers exhibiting highly effective classroom management skills. The research for this phenomenological study utilized the narrative inquiry method of data collection. This study investigates the life experiences and beliefs of nine teachers recognized as teacher of the year at the campus, district, or state level. The findings suggest that highly effective teachers share many values, expectations, and approaches that positively affect the classroom's culture and climate and help students grow academically. The findings also suggest effective classroom managers share the belief that they as educators are responsible for the class environment and student achievement. They accomplish these things by being proactive and advocating for students. Recurring themes include showing mutual respect toward students, protecting students' dignity, taking the responsibility to educate students, ongoing growth as a professional educator, the importance of leading by example, and clearly communicating expectations. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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