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NCJ Number: 51416 Find in a Library
Title: SYSTEMATIC MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
Journal: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS BULLETIN  Dated:(JANUARY 1977)  Pages:1-10
Author(s): D L DUKE
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Secondary School Principals
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of Secondary School Principals
Reston, VA 22091
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COMPREHENSIVE, SCHOOL-WIDE DISCIPLINE PROGRAM IS OUTLINED, EMPHASIZING THE USE OF REWARDS FOR OBEDIENT STUDENTS, CONFLICT RESOLUTION MECHANISMS, TEAM APPROACHES, AND INSERVICE EDUCATION.
Abstract: THE SYSTEMATIC MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SCHOOL DISCIPLINE (SMPSD), DEALING WITH SPECIFIC SCHOOL-BASED FACTORS RELATED TO STUDENT MISBEHAVIOR, CONFRONTS THE FOLLOWING SIX PROBLEMS: INCONSISTENT ENFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL RULES BY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS; INCONSISTENTLY APPLIED CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING SCHOOL RULES; FAILURE OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO MAKE STUDENTS AWARE OF SCHOOL RULES; FAILURE OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO DEAL WITH MISBEHAVIOR IN A PROMPT AND INDIVIDUALIZED MANNER; FAILURE OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO CONFRONT MINOR PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY BECOME MAJOR ONES; AND FAILURE OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO INVOLVE PARENTS IN THE RESOLUTION OF DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS. THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF THE SMPSD INCLUDE PROVISIONS FOR THE COLLECTION OF ACCURATE DATA ON DISCIPLINE, THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AWARENESS OF THE SCHOOL AS A RULE-GOVERNED INSTITUTION, THE REWARDING OF STUDENTS WHO OBEY SCHOOL RULES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION MECHANISMS, THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF A TEAM APPROACH TO MANAGING MISBEHAVIOR, AND INSERVICE EDUCATION DEALING WITH SCHOOL DISCIPLINE. UNDER THE PLAN, MORE ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE SOURCES AND TARGETS OF STUDENT MISBEHAVIOR IS COLLECTED AND, IN TURN, USED TO UNDERSCORE PROBLEM AREAS TO BE DEALT WITH IF THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO MAINTAIN AN IMAGE OF THE SCHOOL AS A RULE-GOVERNED INSTITUTION. REWARDS TO STUDENTS WHO OBEY SCHOOL RULES WOULD REINFORCE THIS IMAGE AND HELP UPHOLD A WORKABLE DECORUM. THE CONFLICT RESOLUTION MECHANISMS ARE INTENDED TO BUTRESS THESE PREVENTION EFFORTS AND DEAL WITH THEIR FAILURES. THE APPLICATION OF A TEAM APPROACH IS A LOGICAL EXTENSION OF SUCH EFFORTS, AS IT WOULD INVOLVE TEACHERS, PARENTS, THE COMMUNITY, AND ULTIMATELY STUDENTS IN A MANAGEMENT CONTEXT PREVIOUSLY DOMINATED BY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ALONE. INSERVICE EDUCATION OF SCHOOL STAFF MEMBERS WOULD PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUOUS INFLUX OF NEW IDEAS CONCERNING SCHOOL DISCIPLINE AND THE OCCASIONAL EDUCATION OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL IN SPECIFIC SKILLS FOR HANDLING MISBEHAVIOR. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Dispatching; Model programs; School security; School/Student Expulsion
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