Does classroom management coursework influence pre-service teachers' perceived preparedness or confidence?

Sue O'Neill*, Jennifer Stephenson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1131-1143
Number of pages13
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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