Prospective EFL Teachers? Perceptions of Classroom Management and Misbehaviour


Çukurova Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.14, no.1, pp.117-132, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The purpose of this small scale study was to determine pre-service teachers' perceptions of classroom management, misbehaviour, and of their own ability to teach in relation to classroom management. Semi-structured interviews were conducted before and after teaching practice with eleven EFL (English as a Foreign Language) student teachers. Findings suggest that they have a narrow conception of classroom management, often focusing one aspect of it. Additionally, their confidence to teach seem to vary as well as their concerns about issues related to their teaching and class management.