ERIC Number: ED161142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Climate for Learning: A Symposium. Creating a Climate for Learning, and the Humanizing Process. The Principal and School Discipline. Curriculum Bulletin Vol. XXXII, No. 341.
Johnson, Simon O.; Chaky, June
This publication contains two articles focusing on creating a climate for learning. In "Creating a Climate for Learning, and the Humanizing Process," Simon O. Johnson offers practical suggestions for creating a humanistic learning environment. The author begins by defining the basic concepts--humanism, affective education, affective situation, cognitive education, self-concept, and discipline. He then offers a number of practical suggestions on adopting humanistic principles, humanizing student goals and objectives, evaluating students, using humanistic teaching methods, and developing humanistic teacher characteristics. He also offers suggestions for improving the teacher-principal relationship. The author concludes with plans for making two specific humanistic school changes. In "The Principal and School Discipline," Johnson and June Chaky present and explain several suggestions emerging from their survey of over 700 teachers and administrators, including: (1) the principal should be a leader in staff development activities to give teachers the knowledge necessary to avoid classroom problems; (2) teacher evaluation should be a nonthreatening process that avoids the distrust out of which discipline problems spring; (3) the principal should ensure that fair rules and regulations are developed and enforced firmly; (4) the principal should make an effort to get to know pupils; and (5) discipline should be applied with tolerance and in the absence of confrontation. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanization, Principals, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Curriculum Bulletin, Oceanside, Oregon 97134 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Nepal Education Foundation, Oceanside, OR.