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This paper explores the evolution of the author's views on effective classroom management with a particular emphasis upon the dynamic tension between theory and practice. It demonstrates, with reference to both the author's experiences and those of his peers, that there are numerous challenges involved in the implementation of a theoretical template of classroom management within actual teaching practice.
From the Paper:"At the outset of my studies in education I did not have a fully developed consciousness of classroom management per se. Instead, I had a rough outline of how I considered an effective teacher should act based upon my own experience as a student. In general, I feel that this rough outline corresponds best to the views of Alfie Kohn in that I conceived of the classroom as a sort of community of learners (Burden 22). However, upon studying the subject of classroom management more closely I became particularly fascinated by the experimental work of B.F. Skinner of whose research and significance I was only remotely aware prior to my studies. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bennett, Barrie and Smilanich, Peter. Classroom Management: A Thinking and Caring Approach. Ajax, ON: VISUtronX.
- Burden, P.R. Classroom Management: Creating a Successful Learning Community. 2003.
- Wold, Linda. "An Examination of Teachers' 'Learning to Act on Reflection," Reading Research and Instruction. 42.3 (2003), 52-74.
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