ERIC Number: ED144931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Disruptive Student and the Teacher. NEA Professional Studies Series.
Rivers, L. Wendell
Methods are described for the classroom management of disruptive children, defined as those who cannot be classified as emotionally disturbed or mentally retarded but who, either periodically or chronically, cause problems in classroom management or discipline. No attempt is made to provide exhaustive theoretical background, but, rather, concentration is upon practical suggestions that can be used by the teacher in managing disruptive behavior. Theory that is discussed is based upon the premise that disruptive behavior is a form of communicative behavior--i.e., the basis for most disruptive behavior is a state of pupil distress manifested by the child as a result of conditions prevailing in the home, at school, or both. Each chapter is divided into three parts, discussing (1) background information concerning the topic under investigation, (2) objectives relating to the role of the teacher in managment of disruptive behavior, and (3) recommended techniques for the management of such behavior. Topics discussed are: (1) the nature of disruptive behavior; (2) the disruptive child; (3) general management techniques; (4) the disruptive classroom; (5) when to call for help; (6) the emotionally disrupted child; (7) the disrupted teacher; and (8) research findings relating to disruptive behavior in the classroom. (MJB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Psychological Needs, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.