The Importance Of Classroom Management In Primary Schools

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Freiberg (1999) found that there is accumulating evidence from meta-analyses of variables that influence school learning and that classroom management has been identified as one of the variables that have greatest influence on school learning. Today, in primary schools an increasing problem for teachers and administrators is classroom management because of changes in educational environments. Today, either the teachers are experienced or novice, both are concerned about controlling the students and creating a disciplined environment in the classrooms for effective teaching and learning to take place. Thus, classroom management is considered as complex part of teaching for teachers. Classroom Management Classroom Management is a comprehensive…show more content…
It refers to teachers actions in the classroom in order to bring effective learning environments and building community (p. 60). According to Lemlach (1999) Classroom management is also defined as the process of creating a democratic community and managing a successful class. Also, Lemlach(1999) notes that, “the opposite of classroom order is anarchy and neither students nor teachers can accomplish goals in anarchist environments”. According to Burden (2000) classroom management refers to all those efforts made by teachers to effectively organize and manage all aspects of classroom activities such as student behavior learning and social interactions. According to Burden (2000); Everston and Harries(1999); Everston and Weinstein(2006); Good and Brophy(2000); Iversion(2005)The literature generally defines classroom management as an umbrella term that involves teacher efforts to oversee the activities of the classroom including student behavior, student interactions and learning. Stenberg and Williams (2002) defined classroom management as a set of techniques and skill used by the teacher to direct students effectively in order to create positive learning environment for all students (p. 384…show more content…
meaningful content, powerful teaching strategies and an organizational structure to support productive learning. Bosch(2006) defined classroom management as the process of how teacher work, how classes operate, how teachers and students work together, and how instruction and learning takes place. Savage and Savage(2009) definers classroom management as two level of management a) The prevention of problems b) Responses when problems do occur. The more emphasis is on prevention rather than reactive, management techniques Emmer and Stough(2001) Kean University(2009) research concludes that Classroom management involves everything that teachers should do for achieving teaching objectives. This involves a) Preparation of plans and materials b) Structuring of activities to be completed in different time periods c) Plan teaching of skills and mater d) Grouping of pupils to make effective use of time for achieving goals under the guidance of teachers. e) Plans for transition periods-changing from one activity to another, pupil involvement and motivation, and adequate control of pupil
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