Do Classroom Management Issues Affect a Student Teacher's View of the Teaching Profession?

ID: 41642 Type: Full Paper: Conceptual & Empirical Study
  1. Betsy Orr, University of Arkansas, United States

Wednesday, June 25 4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Presider:
Karen Swan, University of Illinois Springfield, United States

Abstract: This paper reviews the most common classroom management/critical incidents student teachers experience in the classroom. The goal of this study was to determine if classroom management issues/critical incidents affect a person’s view of the teaching profession. The participants of the study were career and technical education students at the University of Arkansas. Student teachers perspectives of their teacher education programs and their preparedness for classroom management issues were also analyzed. The findings of the study revealed that few classroom incidents affect a student teacher’s overall view of the teaching profession. Also included in the findings was the importance of the guidance of a mentor teacher throughout the student teaching experience.

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