ERIC Number: ED173971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Student Discipline: An Analysis of Teacher and Administrator Perceptions.
Camp, William G.; Bourn, Lawton P., Jr.
This paper discusses research findings concerning student discipline problems in Indiana secondary schools. Issues explored attempted to determine (1) what specific student behaviors are perceived by teachers and administrators to be discipline problems, (2) how frequently these problems occur, (3) how serious teachers and administrators perceive the problems to be, and (4) how much the identified discipline problems interfere with the learning environment. Questionnaires were mailed to a sample of secondary school teachers and administrators in Indiana. Of the 101 student misbehaviors listed, only 47 were perceived to be discipline problems by a majority of the teachers responding. The paper concludes that teachers who deal with the individual classroom work of the student hold different perceptions of student discipline than administrators who must be concerned with the problems of the school at large. Related literature on the subject of student discipline is reviewed in detail in this document. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education (2nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 17-20, 1979); Table may be marginally legible due to small print