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ERIC Number: EJ846894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Democratic Classroom Management and the Opinions of University Students about Attitudes and Behavior of Faculty
Demirtas, Hasan
International Journal of Educational Reform, v14 n4 p392-404 Fall 2005
Classroom management capabilities are of great importance not only for teachers working in schools but also for instructors working in universities. Given the age of university students, instructors need to be careful when interacting with students. It is not wrong to assume that among the important variables influencing the quality of the courses in universities are the classroom management capabilities of the instructors. Further, instructors should not only be qualified in their fields but should also have democratic attitudes and behavior. Universities should be the places where democracy is learned by experience, which is why the faculty should have democratic values and display them in their behavior. This study aimed to determine the perceptions of college students in terms of the extent that faculty display democratic attitudes and behaviors in classroom management and the extent that they perform democratic class management. With this aim in mind, the study searched for the answer to the question, to what extent do the faculty show democratic attitudes and behavior in classroom management? A subpurpose of this study was to determine whether students' opinions on the question at hand differed according to gender, faculty, and class variables. The findings of this study were evaluated in two parts. First, the findings concerning personal information of the students were given. Second, the findings and evaluations about the Democratic Classroom Management Scale were presented. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey