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Improving Instruction for Teacher Candidates in Classroom Management and Discipline Issues

Scott Watson, Liberty University
Michelle Goodwin, Liberty University
Beth E. Ackerman, Liberty University
Karen L. Parker, Liberty University

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Presented at AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education)59th Annual Meeting in New York City in February 2007.

Abstract

The effective teaching of classroom management and discipline skills remains a major challenge for teacher educators in the 21st century. In some ways, instruction and experience with these issues should be the priority for all education programs. Why is this? The answer is simple. If teachers cannot manage their own classroom and control their students, they cannot effectively teach. All of the subject matter knowledge that teachers expect to impart on their students is useless if their students cannot or do not listen and participate in learning activities. The major purpose for this presentation is to provide research-based suggestions on how to effectively prepare pre-service teachers for the realities of today’s classrooms.

Suggested Citation

Scott Watson, Michelle Goodwin, Beth E. Ackerman, and Karen L. Parker. "Improving Instruction for Teacher Candidates in Classroom Management and Discipline Issues" AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education). New York City. Feb. 2007.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/beth_ackerman/5