ERIC Number: ED176378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-15
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Studies on Effectiveness of Training and Staffing to Help Schools Manage Student Conflict and Alienation. A Report.
Hyman, Irwin A.
A search of the literature was made on the effectiveness of recruitment and selection procedures for identifying and retaining administrators and school staff who are effective in managing student conflict and alienation. A classification scheme devised to fit approaches to school discipline within a theoretical framework includes (1) the psychodynamic-interpersonal model, (2) the behavioral model, (3) the sociological model, (4) the eclectic-ecological model, and (5) the human potential model. At least one approach within each model was reviewed. In the first section of the report, each model is explained and available research studies are cited. The limitations of the research and application of the model are discussed followed by a bibliography. The next section contains summaries of selected programs from 52 of the largest city districts. The concluding section discusses the lack of data on both the inservice training of school administrators and the area of problems of recruitment, selection, and retention of school staff who can manage student conflict and alienation. The report concludes with a summary of the findings, methodological problems, and suggestions for further research. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories, Bibliographies, Conflict Resolution, Discipline, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Staff Development, Student Alienation, Training
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. National Center for the Study of Corporal Punishment and Alternatives in the Schools.
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