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ERIC Number: EJ937687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Faculty-Preferred Strategies to Promote a Positive Classroom Environment
Black, Laurel Johnson; Wygonik, Mindy L.; Frey, Barbara A.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v22 n2 p109-134 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the frequency and seriousness of disruptive student behaviors and the effective strategies used by educators to manage these classroom behaviors. At a mid-sized state university, 228 of 780 faculty members (29.2%) completed a 76-item survey. Results indicated that as faculty members' participation in classroom management training increased, they reported less frequency in disruptions. Positive correlations were found between the seriousness of disruptive student behavior and faculty gender, status, and interest in additional resources and/or training. Successful classroom management techniques not found in earlier research are identified and explained. Suggestions for efficient training based on the data are offered. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A