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Study: “Authoritative,” Not “Authoritarian,” Classroom Management Works Best For Boys

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A couple of years ago, I wrote about what I thought was a pretty important study (see Parental Style Study Makes Sense For Teachers, Too). It found that parents who were authoritative — strict, but relational, listeners, etc — were more successful in raising kids who were self-reliant and self-controlled than those who were authoritarian.

A new study was released today that reinforced that conclusion for the classroom – especially for boys. You can read a summary in Science Daily or read the entire research paper itself (it’s not behind a paywall).

Here’s an excerpt:

By-observing-behaviour

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts On Classroom Management.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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