ERIC Number: ED202812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Models to Prevent and Deal with Disruptive Behavior(s) in the Classroom: A Review of the Literature.
Basualdo, Suzanne M.; Basualdo, Eugenio A.
This paper reports on approaches shown to be successful in preventing and dealing with disruptive behavior in the classroom. The studies on preventing classroom disruptions state that the best prevention is effective instruction, achieved through lending increased importance to teacher preparation programs that emphasize teaching content, curriculum development, and evaluation of instruction. The models concerned with managing classrom disciplinary problems are more numerous, and can be grouped into five categories: (1) teacher-centered; (2) analytic; (3) behavioristic; (4) student-centered; and (5) student-teacher interaction. Each method is described, and its variations are delineated. It is suggested that teachers and prospective teachers must conduct a self-analysis to determine the approach best suited to their personality. A teacher preparation program that provides future teachers with a variety of techniques for dealing with classroom behavior problems has the greatest potential for producing teachers who can successfully manage the classroom environment and help those students with behavior problems. (FG)
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