ERIC Number: ED202122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Maintaining Productive Student Behavior. Reference & Resource Series.
Swick, Kevin J.
All facets of society--educators, citizens, students, legislators, and judges--are concerned about and interested in solving the problem of disruptive behavior in schools. The literature on the causes and effects of, and possible solutions to, the problem of disruptive behavior in the classroom focuses on the teacher, classroom climate, curriculum, and behavior patterns of children. While teachers may be the key persons in solving disruptive behavior, they must be joined in their efforts by other faculty, family, and community members to form a leadership team. First, the team needs to define the specific problem situation. Next, they should gather and analyze data on type of student behaviors particular to the school. The Disruptive Behavior Inventory can be a useful tool in this endeavor. In initiating a plan of action, the leadership team should involve all groups in the planning process, which should provide for improvement in teacher, administrative and parent behavior as well. Once an acceptable realm of student behavior has been established, an environment conducive to productive student behavior should be promoted and maintained. Parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and students can all contribute to a positive discipline program. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Attitude Measures, Behavior Problems, Community Involvement, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.