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ERIC Number: EJ805631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Creating a Shared Understanding of Classroom Management
Midthassel, Unni Vere
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v34 n3 p365-383 2006
This article draws on a Norwegian project--in one primary and one lower secondary school--that had the aim of creating a shared understanding of classroom management and that resulted in a handbook on classroom management at each of these schools. Teacher reflection and teacher sharing were vital in this project initiated from the outside yet relying on bottom-up strategies. Three topics are studied: procedures of the projects, teacher experiences with procedures and teachers' perceptions of learning opportunities in the project. Data was collected using interviews, questionnaire and log from the process. Results show that, although the main project work was carried out by the teachers, the role of the principal was vital during the whole process. Furthermore, the findings of the project suggest organized work needs to continue after the project has ended. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway