examines the role of the teacher in classroom management. The population of the
study consist of the entire teachers of Ojo local government of Lagos state.
Out of 52 staff, 27 were selected as the sample size. Questionnaire constituted
the instrument of data collection. The mean (x) was used to analyze the five
liker questionnaires based on the research questions. The analysis indicated
that the function of the teacher in classroom management if basically planning
of lesson, inculcating discipline, delegating responsibility and ensuring
decorum that will make such class conducive for teaching and learning.
Classroom management is effective on students achievement because help to
create a conducive environment that is conducive for learning and also
facilitate lesson planning and class administration enhances teaching and
learning. Classroom management influence the academic and moral development of
student positively. But inspite of the positive effect and role of teachers in
classroom management, it is constraint with challenges arising from lack of
proper research in classroom management as well as lack of training of teachers
on modern techniques of classroom management. As such, it is recommended that
teachers should be trained and retrained through on-the-job training on
classroom management techniques and approaches.
of the Study
Management is about creation of positive learning environments. But the concept
of positive learning environment is both broad and vague.
educator’s concerns with the nature of classroom learning environments, few
recent studies have investigated either teachers’ knowledge or practices of
classroom management in positive learning environments. As such there is
inadequate understanding of how teachers support both engaged learning and
positive social interaction (Oakes, 2009).
regard, so many writers and researchers have urged educators to move toward
broader and more comprehensive positions on issues of classroom management in
(Jones, 2006). As Jones advocates, “at its best, classroom management is not
only a means to effective instruction, it has also becomes a vehicle for
providing students with a sense of community and increased skills in
interpersonal communication, conflict management and self control.
lack of recent empirical evidence has left educators without clear direction
and understandings of what knowledge and practices teachers utilize in creating
and managing socially complex learning environments. It is as if educators
understand the blueprints for a house, but not the tools with which to
construct it. As such educators are hampered in their efforts to provide
prospective teachers with the appropriate tools to implement their visions for
establishing positive learning environment. It is against this background the
researchers sees the subject matter of this research as an empirical issue
worthy of investigation.
of the Problem
difficulty of novices in dealing with the complexities of teaching and the
social immediacy of the classroom is no small issue. This is so because most
teachers are constraint by classroom management because of the dynamic nature
of teaching. On the other hand, the complexity of classroom setting also impede
teaching sequel to the perception by beginning teachers that classroom
management is complex. This is an obstacle to effective planning for positive
learning environment. As such the subject matter: The role of teachers in
classroom management is seen as an empirical issue worthy of investigation.
of the Study
objective of this research is to examine the role of the teacher in classroom
management, the specific objectives are:
To examine the function of teacher in
To identify the effectiveness of
classroom management on student achievement in Ojo Senior Secondary School.
To find out how classroom management
influence development setting in Ojo Senior Secondary School.
To identify the problem militating
against classroom management in Ojo Senior Secondary School.
of the Study
significance of a study of this magnitude cannot be overemphasized, local
government education department, state and federal ministries of Education
involved in policy formulation and implementation, school management, incoming
students and above all teachers as well as researchers will find this really
significant especially as they utilize the findings.
To the local
government departments as well as state and federal ministries of education
engage in policy formulation and implementation, the finding of this study can
be used as a basis for enacting policies that will effectively improve the
quality of classroom management and standard of education.
management can also use the result of this study as an insight in formulating
strategies to effectively run their schools.
It should be
noted that this study is of scholarly importance. As such teachers as well as
students undertaking research work similar to the present study and other
scholars alike who may wish to use this work as a reference material or a
springboard for their own research, will find this study useful.
research questions will be used to guide the study:
are the functions of the teacher in classroom management in Ojo Senior
is the effectiveness of classroom management on students’ achievement in Ojo
local government of Lagos state?
iii. How does classroom management influence
development setting in Ojo local government of Lagos state?
iv. What are the problems militating against
Classroom managements in Ojo local government of Lagos state?
of the Study
The scope of
the study covers an empirical examination of the role of teachers in classroom
management in Ojo local government of Lagos state; as well as the functions of
the teacher in classroom management. The study equally covers the effectiveness
of classroom management on students achievement in Ojo local government of
Lagos state as well as the influence of classroom management on development and
the problems militating against classroom management in Rimi College.
instructor and class manager in school (Okoh, 2002).
Leadership: This is the process of formulating
and implementing educational policies in Schools (Bolam, 1999).
This is an act of getting things done through planning, organizing,
coordinating and monitoring school activities in order to achieve the school
Management: This is planning and setting of
rules procedures, disciplinary interventions and teacher-student Relationships
Policy is a statement of government on education.
A teacher who is in charge of primary school.
This is the act of planning, organizing and coordination of human and material
resources in order to implement government policy in primary school.
The training and retraining of teachers through further studies in institution
of higher learning.
Leadership: This is a leadership style that
completed change old techniques to new and much more effective technique.
Information, understanding and skills that teachers gain through education or