Turkish EFL Teachers' Perspectives on Classroom Management


MÜJDECİ Ş.

JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING, vol.7, no.2, pp.178-189, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-189

Abstract

The aim of this study was to reveal perspectives of novice EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers in Turkey on classroom management. This qualitative study employed phenomenological research design. Data were collected through written interviews including twenty-four open-ended questions from twenty EFL teachers whose teaching experience changed between 1-3 years. Data were analyzed through the use of content analysis by considering the predetermined categories. These categories included instructional, people and behavior management dimensions of classroom management. It was found that novice EFL teachers were not satisfied with physical conditions in their classrooms. Although teachers were negatively influenced by physical constraints, they still try to be humanistic and not to use much power over their students. This study may contribute to the understanding of the nature of classroom management in language classrooms in Turkey and help teacher education programs guide their pre-service teachers on how best to manage their classrooms. classrooms. (C) Association of Applied Linguistics. All rights reserved