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NCJ Number: 51415 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOLS - A SOURCE BOOK
Corporate Author: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction
Education Building
United States of America
Editor(s): V MULHOLLAND; B CONNER
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 153
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction
Raleigh, NC 27611
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SUGGESTIONS FOR PREVENTING AND DEALING WITH DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS ARE PRESENTED IN A SOURCE BOOK FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
Abstract: STATISTICS ON VANDALISM AND OTHER FORMS OF SCHOOL CRIME, HIGHLIGHTS FROM A STUDY OF DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS IN NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOLS, AND A SAMPLING OF THE VIEWS OF NORTH CAROLINA STUDENTS, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND PARENTS SERVE TO DEFINE THE PROBLEM OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE. SUGGESTIONS FOR PREVENTING DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS CENTER ON HELPING STUDENTS TO FEEL WORTHWHILE, MAKING THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE MORE INTERESTING, DEVELOPING MORE EFFECTIVE RULES, INVOLVING PARENTS, AND ESTABLISHING EFFECTIVE SECURITY. WAYS OF DEVELOPING CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL PERSONNEL AND STUDENTS, HELPING STUDENTS TO DEVELOP CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR PEERS AND WITH THEIR FAMILIES, HELPING STUDENTS TO BE HEALTHY AND FEEL ATTRACTIVE, INVOLVING STUDENTS IN DECISIONMAKING, AND HELPING STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE SUCCESS IN SCHOOL ARE DESCRIBED. SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES FOR DEALING WITH DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED, E.G., BEHAVIOR CONTRACTING, BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION, CHANGING THE ENVIRONMENT, CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, PROBLEMSOLVING, REFERRAL, SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION, AND TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS. EXAMPLES OF PARTICULARLY PROMISING DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES AND PROGRAMS ARE CITED. BARRIERS TO CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE--UNWRITTEN RULES, FEAR OF CHANGE, LACK OF MONEY, TIME, AUTHORITY, AND KNOWLEDGE--ARE DISCUSSED, AS ARE THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, JOURNAL ARTICLES, AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS IS PROVIDED. DETAILS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STUDY ARE APPENDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Discipline; North Carolina; Problem behavior; School security; School vandalism; Students
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