ERIC Number: ED118848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
A One-Day Professional Development Seminar on Student Behavior for In-Service Teachers and Administrators in Selected Vocational Schools in New Jersey. Training Series in Vocational Technical Education. Final Report.
Drawbaugh, Charles C.; Schaefer, Carl J.
The document describes a project, conducted by Rutgers University under a Federal grant, to help New Jersey vocational teachers cope with student behavior. Called "traveling seminars," the one-day workshops aimed to improve student behavior by helping teachers and administrators better understand it. The objective was approached indirectly, by supplying considerable information to the participants through audiovisuals and a variety of teaching approaches, in hopes of enabling them to increase their effectiveness in both preventive and disciplinary measures. A followup survey showed interest in continuing such seminars; the professional relationship between faculty members and the university was strengthened; and teachers felt the seminar content was useful. The seminar was judged to have missed its mark somewhat in terms of motivating further individual study on the topic of student behavior and equipping the participants to deal better with discipline problems. Approximately one-third of the document (39 pages) describes the workshops and their evaluations. The remainder of the document is comprised of: (1) a review and synthesis of research findings (35 pages) on school climate, student behavior, and discipline; (2) an annotated bibliography (22 pages) on those topics; and (3) appended letters, forms, minutes, and other materials related to the workshops. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Problems, Educational Environment, High School Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Literature Reviews, Student Behavior, Teacher Role, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.