ERIC Number: ED087090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Improving Discipline in the Secondary School. A Catalogue of Alternatives to Repression. An Occasional Paper.
Howard, Eugene R.; Jenkins, John M.
The usual approach to improving discipline in the schools is the repressive approach -- more rules, stricter enforcement, more efficient pupil surveillance, suspensions of privileges, or additional rules imposed by the board of education. School administrators, faced with increased public concern and lacking well-defined alternatives to such repressive measures, tend to accede to public pressure, thereby making matters worse. This paper is designed to serve the educator who wants to take positive rather than negative steps towards improving school discipline. The projects suggested here, taken together, should add up to a comprehensive effort to modify the learning environment. Three major pieces of this environment are considered here -- the belief and value system of the school, the school's communications system, and the manner in which decisions are made within the institution. Significant changes in these important components of the institution should do much to remedy the causes of discipline problems. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: CFK, Ltd., Denver, CO.