ERIC Number: ED203490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of a Positive Approach to Discipline System for Classroom Management.
To test the effectiveness of the Positive Approach to Discipline (PAD) System of classroom management, this study examined changes in the incidence of administrative disciplinary referrals, corporal punishment, and school suspensions in an urban Southwest public middle school. The 13-step PAD procedure--incorporating counseling, problem-solving, and time-out centers--was applied during one school quarter by 12 seventh-grade teachers trained in PAD techniques. Comparative data were collected for the quarters preceding and following the PAD application. The results showed a significant reduction in administrative referrals and school suspensions, but not in corporal punishment, during the quarter when PAD was in use. These findings indicate that the PAD system can be an effective method of school discipline and a potential asset to the educational process. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Positive Approach to Discipline System; United States (Southwest)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).