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Strategies and Challenges of Novice Public-School Teachers related to Classroom Management at the Elementary Level in Lahore
This study aimed to explore the perceptions of novice teachers about classroom management and the importance of classroom management at the elementary level in Lahore. Specifically, this study explored the challenges novice teachers faced in their early days and the strategies they have used during class management. A qualitative case study research design was used. Twenty teachers participated in the study who were selected through a purposive sampling technique. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore the challenges and strategies of classroom management. It was revealed that all novice teachers considered classroom management critical all of them firmly believed that only a well-managed classroom ensures an effective teaching-learning process. The study’s findings suggested that despite their pedagogical approach, novice teachers found classroom management an arduous task owing to several factors: overcrowded classrooms, lack of training, support, and guidance, and the absence of facilities.
Dr. Ayesha Saleem
Lecturer, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Yaar Muhammad
Assistant Professor, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Naima Qureshi
Assistant Professor, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Challenges and Managing Strategies, Classroom Management, Novice Teachers