ERIC Number: ED049178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Disciplinary Techniques: Repertoires and Relationships.
Langenbach, Michael; Letchworth, George A.
A total of 300 elementary and secondary public school teachers were surveyed in order 1) to develop a taxonomy of disciplinary techniques that is both quantitative and qualitative; and 2) to compare the relationship of teachers' disciplinary repertoires with type of school (urban, suburban, or rural), age of pupils, and teacher experience. The teachers responded to a questionnaire which asked them to list the types of disciplinary techniques they use in the classroom. Results indicated that among all the teachers in the sample, temporary loss of freedom was the most frequently used technique, whereas permanent removal and non-verbal techniques were the least frequently used. Multiple analysis of variance indicated several differences in disciplinary techniques between teachers in different types of schools, with different ages of children, or of different experience. It is suggested that further study be done on this topic using actual observation of teachers in the classroom. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting, AERA, New York, 1971