A study on teaching problems and coping strategies of social study field teachers

Chin-Wen Liao, Chih Hao Chen, Li Chu Tien, Fang Pin Lai

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the teaching problems that encountered by the junior high school teachers in social study field and the coping strategies based on individual background and school environment variables. Questionnaire survey method was established after thoroughly literature reviewing. A total of 264 valid questionnaires were returned while 342 questionnaires have been sent, and valid return ratio was 77.2%. The collected data was analyzed by statistical methods of frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, T test, one-way ANOVA, Scheffe posteriori comparison and Pearson correlation. Conclusions and recommendations were made in accordance with the results of the analysis.Results were summarized as follows:1."Classroom Management" and "Teacher's Professional Competence" are viewed as the highly disturbing problems to junior high school teachers in social study field; and "positive" is their responding strategy when encountering problems.2.Teaching problems of junior high school teachers in social study field have significant differences due to different ages, positions, school located areas and school size.3.As junior high school teachers in social study field, Adjunct homeroom teachers are more actively seeking for solutions than adjunct administrative teachers; and adjunct administrative teachers are more actively looking for help than subject teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, LTEC'12
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages121-129
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642308581
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event1st Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, LTEC'12 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 2012 Jul 112012 Jul 13

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume173 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other1st Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, LTEC'12
CountrySpain
CitySalamanca
Period12-07-1112-07-13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Liao, C-W., Chen, C. H., Tien, L. C., & Lai, F. P. (2012). A study on teaching problems and coping strategies of social study field teachers. In Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, LTEC'12 (pp. 121-129). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 173 AISC). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30859-8_12