Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Incorporating Comprehensive Organization and Management Program (COMP) in Teacher Residency
Dr. Terry Silver, Dr. Karen S. DiBella, Dr. Kimberly G. Williams, Dr. Tammie T. Patterson

This study examined teachers’ perceptions of classroom management necessary for an effective classroom teacher and investigated the levels of perceived difficulty with developing these skills. A needs assessment revealed weaknesses regarding classroom management in novice teachers, which prompted the university involved to seek out a program that would enhance classroom management skills. Teacher Quality Partnership Grant (TQP) enabled the university to reform their existing program by determine the needs of the teachers licensed by the university. The university chose Classroom Organization and Management Program (COMP) to address the need. Results showed that teachers exhibited significantly higher perceptions of self-efficacy regarding classroom management on the post-assessment compared to the survey given prior to the COMP training. Statistics from this study provide Educator Preparation Programs with further data, which will allow them to create an approach of program curricula to better prepare teachers to become effective classroom teachers.

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