M.A. in School Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Classroom environment; Classroom management
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
The purpose of this action research study is to compare the classroom management styles of academic teachers to the number of in class discipline infractions, at the Burlington County Institute of Technology Vocational High School located in Medford, New Jersey. This particular sample involved eighteen academic teachers over a four-week period.
Interviews involved the building principal, the vice-principals, and assorted academic teachers. Data were compiled from surveys, personal interviews and the school's computer data bank. Data analysis consisted of using information collected from the database, interviews, questionnaires, and review of literature, to identify areas of improvement in teacher classroom management skills and the teacher training program or in-service programs offered at the school.
Some teachers may have excellent knowledge in their subject area but lack the skills for effective classroom management. If we can identify weaknesses and offer training, we can improve the educational delivery system at this school and facilitate change.
McGinty, Joseph F., "Classroom management styles and their link to discipline infractions" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 1712.