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ERIC Number: EJ824794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
The Relationship between Trainee Teachers' Views and Practices Related to Classroom Discipline
Ustunel, Eda
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v35 p332-341 2008
This paper discusses the relationship between English language trainee teachers' views on how to deal with large classes at the primary school level, create a positive environment in young learners' classroom and hold young learners' attention, and how far their views are reflected in classroom practice. The data were collected by means of questionnaires, tutor logs, discussions (development sessions) and classroom observations over one and a half academic year. The questionnaires shed light on the views of trainees on how to deal with three discipline problems. In their fourth year, trainees systematically wrote tutor logs about their strengths and weaknesses in dealing with these discipline problems and discussed their logs with the researcher at weekly scheduled discussion sessions. Classroom practices were observed by the mentor and researcher at placement schools. The data show that the more teaching experience a trainee has the better his/her views are reflected in classroom practice. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey