Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education


Teachers at all levels of experience and education find that classroom management is one of the most difficult aspects of the job. This seems especially true for teachers in the secondary classroom where the student’s physical and psychological development seems to be mismatched, and where an attitude of student disillusionment prevails. Since all educators manage their classrooms with some sort of belief system motivating their actions and decisions, it is important for the Christian classroom teacher to closely examine the belief systems which influence current classroom management theories to determine if these belief systems are congruent with a Biblical view of the child and of the role of teacher. This thesis examines prominent belief systems and weighs them against a Christian worldview. Several ideas are proposed for the Christian educator to use in successfully managing a secondary classroom.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education