Exploring Teachers Perceptions about Aggressive Classroom Management at Primary Level: A Qualitative Case Study
It is known that aggressive classroom management style harms students mentally, physically, and emotionally. This study aimed to explore teachers' perceptions of aggressive classroom management at the primary level in Pakistan. The study was conducted while using the qualitative case study approach. Data were collected through self-constructed interviews with four teachers from a private school in Lahore, Pakistan. Teachers did not appreciate aggressive classroom management styles. They emphasized that this style has a vastly negative impact on students and develops negative behavior in students such as fear, denial, anxiety, conflict, disrespect, low self-esteem, and disruptive behaviors. The aggressive classroom management style also affects teacher-student relationships. It is also suggested to adopt a student-centered and friendly management style in the classrooms. Participants also suggested that there should be teaching licenses for those who want to adopt the teaching profession. Teachers should identify the root causes of childhood disruptive behavior, and teachers also need training on emotional management.