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ERIC Number: ED130422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-20
Pages: 15
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Creating Non-Disruption-Prone Schools. Report to Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency.
Wayson, William W.
Little reliable evidence exists, but observers agree that much student-perpetrated violence and disruption is caused by school policy, school procedures, and various types of habitual behavior that distinguish different schools. Focusing remedial efforts on those attributes of schools that precipitate deviant or delinquent behavior is both more economically efficient and educationally productive than directing resources toward individual controls or remediation. Much student behavior is heavily influenced by organizational attributes that are not directly related to classroom instruction. Those organizational characteristics constitute norms that strongly influence what people do in the school. Personnel in disruption-prone schools must learn to recognize these norms and must be taught how to implement new ones. To create the desired educational climate, it is imperative to bring together all levels of the staff, thus minimizing status differences and opening communications. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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