ERIC Number: ED328853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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A Framework for Positive Approaches to Students' Behaviour.
This booklet looks at two models that apply to problem behavior of students. The medical model defines problems as being within the student, and assumes there is very little that teachers can do about the behavior of these students. An alternative model is often called the ecological or educational model. The educational model targets disturbing, disruptive behavior rather than disturbed, disruptive students and gives the better account of what is known about behavior problems in schools. In addition, it avoids many of the disadvantages of the medical model. The most serious of these disadvantages is the likelihood of the negative effects upon students of the labeling that is part of the medical model. Attention might be more productively centered in changing the environment to meet the needs of a wide range of students, and on preventing misbehavior from occurring in the first place. There are a number of strategies available that schools could consider using to deal with persistent and/or serious misbehavior. It is important for schools to select strategies that form a total framework for positive discipline and behavior management. (LLL)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Codes of Ethics, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Prevention, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Student School Relationship
Marketing Officer (Curriculum Services), Department of Education and the Arts, 71 Letitia Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7000 ($5.00 Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).