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ERIC Number: ED180054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Key Elements in a Utah Statewide Program to Improve Student Discipline in Behavior and Studies.
Maxfield, M. Richard
The Utah State Board of Education has developed, under the direction of an executive advisory committee, two process strategies to improve student discipline. The first, called "Democratic Discipline," is designed to alleviate discipline problems created or aggravated by school and classroom operation. State and national research results on discipline have been translated into operational principles necessary for an ordered democratic society to function effectively. Ten principles of understanding and ten operational principles are included in the program. The second process strategy is called "Conative Education." It is designed to produce self-discipline and motivation in students. Eight stages are outlined that are necessary to shift responsibility from the teacher to the student and result in the student determining his or her own responsibilities and acting by choice with a sense of purpose, expectation, and worth. The intent of the latter program is to eliminate discipline problems created by students themselves. The two processes were designed to work in tandem not only to treat, but more importantly, to prevent discipline problems. Both strategies were designed to facilitate student discipline in their studies as well as in their behavior. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Utah
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (39th, Miami Beach, FL, April 21-24, 1979)