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ERIC Number: EJ790967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Chinese Teachers' Perceptions of Students' Classroom Misbehaviour
Ding, Meixia; Li, Yeping; Li, Xiaobao; Kulm, Gerald
Educational Psychology, v28 n3 p305-324 May 2008
This study focuses on Chinese teachers' perceptions of students' classroom misbehaviour. A questionnaire was designed to assess teachers' general concerns about classroom management, teachers' perceptions of the most frequent and troublesome types of misbehaviour, and teachers' perceived needs for help with improving classroom management. A total of 244 responses were collected, from lower elementary to high school teachers in two provinces in mainland China. In general, the majority of Chinese teachers (65.6%) do not think that classroom management is a great concern. They perceive "daydreaming" to be the most frequent and troublesome misbehaviour. This contrasts with many prior studies in Western settings where "talking out of turn" has been reported as the biggest concern. In addition, Chinese teachers are eager to understand the psychological reasons behind student misbehaviour. They also suggest that the Chinese system of "teaching for testing" should be reformed. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
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