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ERIC Number: EJ1017652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Evidence-Based Classroom and Behaviour Management Content in Australian Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Coursework: Wherefore Art Thou?
O'Neill, Sue C.; Stephenson, Jennifer
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n4 Article 1 Apr 2014
Beginning teachers often report feeling less than adequately prepared by their teacher education programs in the area of classroom and behaviour management (CBM). This article reports the prevalence of evidence-based practices in the coursework content on offer in Australian undergraduate primary teacher education programs. First a set of CBM practices supported by empirical research was established. Models of CBM in CBM courses and prescribed texts were then examined for the inclusion of these practices. We found that evidence-based practices in CBM were not commonly included in either models of CBM covered in courses, or in the prescribed texts used to support courses. The implications of this phenomenon on beginning teachers' knowledge and confidence in CBM are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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