Models of Classroom Management: Principles, Practices and Critical Considerations
Studies indicate that teachers spend as much as half their time in the classroom organizing students for instruction, dealing with misbehaviour and handling individual problems. Researchers have also found that student behaviour and discipline are now the most serious concerns among American and Canadian educators. Authors Jack Martin, Jeff Sugarman and John McNamara want to help teachers take back control of the classroom. They provide the latest research and theories around effective classroom management, while challenging teachers to think critically about how to adapt these principles to the unique circumstances of their classrooms. Each chapter deals with a different approach to classroom management, including those based on interpersonal communication, principles of democratic interaction, group management, behaviour modification and cognitive psychology. The third edition of this classic text contains new material that considers the changing face of educational theory and practice in an increasingly diverse society.