By Goh Swee Chiew (2002), Prentice Hall , ISBN 981-4096-82-2, 143 pages
The author addresses the challenge of creating positive learning environments in a straightforward, practical manner in this easily digestible book. With 20 years of involvement in teacher training that includes teaching and supervising trainee teachers, the author uses her experience in the educational field to great advantage in writing this book on classroom management in Singapore schools. She offers an understanding of the framework of classroom management, and highlights the importance of classroom management and how it can facilitate the work of both teachers and students.
This book is organised in terms of interactions of key classroom elements: the classroom environment, the pupils and the teachers.
It explores the ways that teachers can create positive learning environments which will in turn enhance the teaching-learning process. The authentic case studies and anecdotes help beginning teachers to link theory to practice. By sharing her thoughts, experiences and perceptions, the author provides teachers with a source of useful information and alternative perspectives. Through the descriptions and suggestions shared, this book also stimulates reflection regarding the creation of positive learning environments and effective classroom management.
The scenarios and research findings from Singaporean classrooms make this book noteworthy as there are very few such classroom management books. Although intended for beginning teachers, this book is useful to all teachers in general.