ERIC Number: ED176460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Disorders in Our Classrooms: What Is the State of Our State?
Smith, Carl R.
Iowa Perspective, p1-5 Jan 1979
The author reviews commonly held myths about public school programs for behavior problem, chronically disruptive students in Iowa, citing the lack of resource options for these students in many areas of the state. He disputes the following "ill-founded notions": 1) behaviorally disordered children are qualitatively distinct from normal children and such differences are apparent in all areas; 2) by programing for these students educators are actually rewarding misbehavior; 3) to stigmatize such children is more serious than to go without services; 4) to change a child's school program will have little effect unless massive changes are made in the home; 5) education is not nearly as important in the lives of these children as psychiatric involvement; and 6) once educators discover a child is behaviorally disordered he/she is always that way. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.