ERIC Number: EJ719144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 38
Affective Teaching: A Method to Enhance Classroom Management
Shechtman, Zipora; Leichtentritt, Judy
European Journal of Teacher Education, v27 n3 p323-333 Oct 2004
The purpose of the study was to enhance classroom management in special education classrooms. "Affective teaching" was compared with "cognitive teaching" in 52 classrooms in Israel. Data was collected based on observations of three 90 minute lessons, equally divided into the two types of instruction. Results of MANOVA procedures indicated a lower frequency of misbehaviour, including off-task behaviour, talking without permission, moving without permission and aggression, in the affective lessons compared with the cognitive lessons. In addition, positive behaviour, including expression of thoughts, expression of feelings, self-awareness and peer support, was more frequent in the affective lessons compared with cognitive lessons. No age difference was revealed. The discussion focuses on the implications of affective teaching in classroom management.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Classroom Techniques, Special Education, Comparative Analysis, Affective Behavior, Time on Task, Student Behavior, Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel