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ERIC Number: ED140454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
General Report of the Alberta School Discipline Study, 1975-76.
Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
This study originated as a result of public concern about standards of behavior. The purposes of the study were to ascertain what school discipline was in fact like and what it should be like, and to provide information to practitioners. An extensive review of the literature was conducted. Nine groups--principals, vice-principals, teachers, students, parents, superintendents, central office personnel, trustees, and regional office personnel--were surveyed. The reaction of the largest single group, a plurality of 41 percent of all participants, was that school discipline as it was in 1975-76 was just about right. Parents especially endorsed this view while trustees and teachers especially endorsed the second most popular view that discipline was a little lenient. Although groups differed one from another in their views, group differences were overshadowed by the diversity of views within any one group. The study found little differences in views on school discipline between participants associated with different grade levels and some differences between participants associated with urban and rural schools. Participants felt that large elementary schools were associated with discipline problems. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires, Rural Education, Rural Urban Differences, School Size, School Surveys, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Students, Superintendents, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta School Trustees' Association, Edmonton.; Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton.; Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada