Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences ETDs

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The purpose of this study was to explore the development of instructional management behaviors of pre-student teachers, who have received pre-service preparation through a course in classroom and behavior management and who receive supervision and mentoring specifically in regard to classroom and behavior management.. Two junior level pre-student teachers served as key participants in this study. The intensive mentorship occurred over the course of five weeks with two observations per week. The data were collected and triangulated through interviews, observations, field notes, video recorded lessons, and artifacts such as lesson plans. Two distinct case studies were developed in this field study once the data was analyzed. Based on the findings of this study, it is evident that there was a favorable relationship between mentoring physical education pre-student teachers and observable teaching behaviors related to classroom and behavior management.


Physical education teachers--Training of--Case studies, Classroom management--Study and teaching--Case studies, Mentoring in education--Case studies

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Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science

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Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

Napper-Owen, Gloria

Second Committee Member

Flowerday, Teri

Third Committee Member

Donavan, Leslie

Fourth Committee Member

Noll, Bruce