ERIC Number: ED217521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Alternatives to Corporal Punishment. Special Student Concerns.
Saint Louis Public Schools, MO. Office of Special Student Concerns.
This compilation of disciplinary strategies was put together to help Saint Louis (Missouri) Public Schools teachers and administrators explore ways to deal with inappropriate, unacceptable, or disruptive student behavior without using corporal punishment. The district had earlier officially discontinued the use of corporal punishment. The manual's first three sections discuss the issue of corporal punishment, methods of effective classroom management, and the classroom environment's effect on student behavior. Each of the next nine sections describes and discusses a disciplinary strategy and suggests how to implement it. The strategies covered include assertive discipline, detention, use of reinforcement and punishment, behavior contracts, use of support services personnel, parent involvement, the social discipline model, group process techniques, and working with individual students. Section 13 presents a small booklet of pointers on classroom discipline. Suggested readings are provided in section 14, as well as at the end of several of the topical sections. The manual's concluding pages briefly describe the district's Office of Special Student Concerns and tell district personnel how to request its assistance. (RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO. Office of Special Student Concerns.
Identifiers: Alternatives to Corporal Punishment