“This is kind of giving a secret away...”: students’ perspectives on effective class management
TATE Volume 19, Number 4 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Class management is a critical challenge for educators. Previous management research focused largely on the teacher, ignoring the impetus and target of teacher action, the student. It was the purpose of this study to examine students’ perspectives on teachers’ behaviors that impeded or contributed to effective class management. Interviews with 182 students focused on student behavior and teacher practices. The conversations were recorded and later transcribed. The interview data were analyzed using constant comparison methods. Despite the widely varying school contexts, students provided consistent reports that effective managers set early, consistent standards, and developed positive relationships with students.
Cothran, D.J., Kulinna, P.H. & Garrahy, D.A. “This is kind of giving a secret away...”: students’ perspectives on effective class management. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 19(4), 435-444. Elsevier Ltd.