ERIC Number: ED109773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Students' Rights and Discipline.
Ladd, Edward T.; Walden, John C.
This book is meant to be practical. It attempts to clarify what one should keep in mind and to describe what courses of action are open when one confronts a particular situation. It is stated that teachers and principals encounter discipline problems not because they are deficient in skill or in virtue, but because they have inherited misleading definitions of their respective roles. What schools must do, may do, and may not do about disciplining is a matter of the governing of children. Individual chapters deal with the legal bases for student governance; fundamentals of governance--definitions, norms, and influence measures; the application of norms and compliance devices to different situations; the principal's leadership role in the governance program; governance tasks that trouble teachers and how principals can help; the ways to talk with students when there has been trouble; major offenses; and some considerations in building a governance program. The appendixes provide a list of students' rights, a suggested list of important elemental norms for public elementary schools, and a list of basic influence procedures. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Court Role, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Elementary Education, Governance, Guidelines, Principals, Role Perception, School Law, Student Rights, Teacher Role
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (Stock No. 181-05616, $5.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.