ERIC Number: EJ1132806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Behavior and Classroom Management: Are Teacher Preparation Programs Really Preparing Our Teachers?
Flower, Andrea; McKenna, John William; Haring, Christa D.
Preventing School Failure, v61 n2 p163-169 2017
Research suggests that many teachers are underprepared for the behaviors that their students may bring to the classroom, resulting in challenges to teaching and learning. The purpose of this study was to examine the behavior management content included in preservice teacher preparation programs for general education and special education teachers. Using survey methodology, the researchers collected information from participants about the types of behavior and classroom management strategies and skills included in their preparation programs. Results suggested that preservice educators were more likely to be taught universal management strategies than more specific skills and strategies for increasing or decreasing behaviors. Significant differences were found between alternative certification general education teacher certification programs and college/university special education teacher certification programs in the areas of increasing appropriate behavior and behavioral assessment.
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Student Surveys, Skill Development, Alternative Teacher Certification, General Education, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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