ERIC Number: ED082363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Discipline Crisis in Schools: The Problem, Causes and Search for Solutions. Education U.S.A. Special Report.
Jones, J. William
Statistics bear out comments by concerned administrators that across the nation teachers are working in a state of fear, at times subjected to assaults, harassment, intimidation, and rape; and that unlawful and violent acts by students on campuses have occurred with so much more openness and defiance than in the past that the physical safety of individual students is in jeopardy. This report explores the causes of this breakdown in discipline and discusses conflicting viewpoints on what to do about the problem including whether or not corporal punishment should be permitted. The report also examines what courts have said about discipline. In discussing solutions to the problem, the report examines the use of drugs to control hyperactive children and provides guidelines for teachers and parents. (JF)
Descriptors: Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline, Discipline Problems, Drug Therapy, Humanization, Hyperactivity, Parent Role, Public Schools, Student Rights, Teacher Role, Vandalism, Violence
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