ERIC Number: EJ980038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Classroom Management Coursework Influence Pre-service Teachers' Perceived Preparedness or Confidence?
O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n8 p1131-1143 Nov 2012
There has been conjecture that completing focused coursework units on classroom management during pre-service teacher preparation might lead to increased feelings of preparedness and confidence. This study reports the preparedness in managing specific problem behaviours, familiarity, and confidence in using management strategies and models of final-year pre-service teachers in Australia who had and had not completed focused classroom management units. Unit completion significantly increased perceived preparedness, familiarity, and confidence in using strategies and models. However, the whole sample felt only somewhat prepared to manage misbehaviour, and were confident in using only half of the strategies they were familiar with.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Behavior Problems, Self Esteem, Education Courses, Units of Study, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia