Title

The effect of internship experience on perceptions of classroom management of undergraduate teacher candidates

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine whether or not discrepancies existed between what Senior Internship students in the College of Education at a major southeastern university expected to encounter as far as classroom discipline issues, in their internship classroom and what issues were actually experienced. This. was achieved by conducting a pre survey of what students expected before the internship experience began and a post survey when the internship experience ended and comparing those results. The survey gave a range of common classroom discipline issues and was modified to ask participants to rate the degree to which they expected to encounter those issues in their classroom and then to rate what degree those same issues were actually encountered. After comparing the data from the pre and post survey a significant difference was found concerning pranks, which pre service teacher expected to encounter more than were actually experienced. Two other survey questions approached significance, and three survey questions remained almost identical among the pre and post survey respondents.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2010

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Hutchinson, Cynthia J.

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Sciences

Degree Program

Political Science

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022429

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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