Investigating Pre-Service Teachers Beliefs On Classroom Management And Student Science: Research Study

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1. The second research study that I analyzed is Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs about Classroom Management by Soner Polat, Sibel Kaya, and Murat Akdag. The copyright to the article is by Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice and it was published in 2013. I found the study through a search on ERIC (Educational Reform Information Center) by using the search terms ‘Classroom Management’ and ‘Discipline’. The reason that I chose this study is because it included a large group of participants from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year pre-service teachers, a time that any practicing teacher can relate to. The variable in the study was if the pre-service teachers took two courses: Classroom Management and Student Teaching. When I was in the …show more content…
The purpose of the study in Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs about Classroom Discipline was to investigate pre-service teachers’ beliefs about classroom discipline in terms of different variables. Six supplemental research questions for the study were: 1. What is the most preferred discipline model by pre-service teachers?, 2. Are there any differences in pre-service teachers’ scores for each discipline model based on the Classroom Management course?, 3. Are there any differences in pre-service teachers’ scores for each discipline model based on the Student Teaching course?, 4. Are there any differences in pre-service teacher’ scores for each discipline model based on gender?, 5. Are there any differences in pre-service teachers’ scores for each discipline model based on program?, and 6. Are there any differences in pre-service teachers’ scores for each discipline model based on years in the program? (Akdag, Pg. 886 – …show more content…
According to Van den Berg (2002), classrooms have many variables, including providing effective instruction to students, maintaining classrooms, meeting the needs of students, parents, and school management. This can be overwhelming for the teacher and create stressful conditions. This and other factors may be why some teachers prefer a more authoritarian discipline model because of conditions in the classroom. (Akdag, Pg. 888) A strong community is necessary in a school for teachers to be supported and be able to provide the best education possible to all students. From the study, it is recommended that “student teachers are provided with a variety of discipline styles available so that they can interact effectively with students and manage their own discipline problems.” (Akdag, Pg.

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