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ERIC Number: EJ788963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Alternative Certification Teachers' Attitudes Toward Classroom Management
Sokal, Laura; Smith, Donna G.; Mowat, Heather
High School Journal, v86 n3 p8-16 Feb-Mar 2003
Classroom management has been shown to be the most common concern of both pre-service and experienced teachers. Research has demonstrated that effective classroom instruction in teacher education programs can alter students' views about classroom management. While copious research has been conducted on the development of teacher attitudes toward classroom management in teachers attending traditional teacher education programs, less research has been conducted with students in non-traditional alternative certification (AC) programs. The current study sought to determine whether teachers' attitudes toward classroom management develop the same way in alternative certification teacher education programs as in traditional programs. This report begins with a description of the continuum of teacher orientations toward classroom management. Next, past research linking classroom management attitudes to AC programs are explored, followed by a discussion of the rates at which AC teachers leave the profession. It concludes with the findings of the current project with regard to the development of teacher attitudes over the course of an AC program and place the findings within the current literature on classroom management attitudes. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada