ERIC Number: EJ1077824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Comprehending Elementary School Teachers' Classroom Management Approaches
Sahin, Ali E.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v11 n3 p131-139 Oct 2015
This study intends to determine elementary school teachers' degree of classroom control, which constitutes the consistency in their classroom management and discipline-related behaviour. The major research question was as follows: Is the control approach adopted by teachers related to certain variables (gender, age, subject area, experience)? The study design was based on descriptive and causal-comparative research methods. Research data were collected from 119 elementary school teachers. Results revealed that, in general, elementary school teachers adopted medium-level control. There was no statistically significant difference found between teachers' control approach and their age, gender, experience, marital status and subject area. If teachers are aware of the philosophy underlying their level of control and if they internalize it, their teaching behaviour is affected. Therefore, teachers can become informed and follow studies about their control approach.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Discipline, Intervention, Interaction, Models, Gender Differences
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.inased.org/ijpe.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A