Differences between Novice and Experienced Teachers in Classroom Management Style at a Higher Education Institution

Tuan Van Vu, Huong Thanh Nhac, Minh Nguyen Binh La, Lan Thi Huong Nguyen

Abstract

Classroom management incorporates academic achievement, as well as social, emotional, collaborative, and characteristic development, which requires teachers to make good intellectual work possible. This study was aimed at investigating differences between novice and experienced teachers’ perceptions of classroom management in terms of person, instruction, and discipline dimensions. The descriptive, quantitative research was conducted at a higher education institution as a case study, which involved 175 teachers basing on Slovin’s formula when selecting the population. The results indicate that there is no difference when compared the respondents’ age with the classroom management styles. However, novice and experienced teachers do not have their perceptions in common in the ways they manage their classes. The findings would supplement some implications for adjusting the teacher training programs in that novice teachers should spend more time on teaching practicum, internship, apprentice, and classroom observation to gather more hand-on experience from experienced teachers.

Keywords

Novice and experienced teachers; classroom management style; apprentice; classroom observation; hand-on experience

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/aca.3950

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