ERIC Number: ED206062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Everybody's Business. A Book About School Discipline.
First, Joan McCarty, Ed.; Mizell, M. Hayes, Ed.
Intended for those who want to reduce disruptive behavior in elementary and secondary schools, this book argues that children must be held responsible for their actions and prefers self-discipline to imposed discipline that evaporates when authority is absent. Schools need to take greater initiative in teaching students responsibility and giving them opportunities to exercise it. Parents, teachers, principals, students, school board members, and others concerned all have a role in teaching as well as modelling responsible behavior. To guide these groups in their endeavors to improve student discipline, the book provides a discussion of the causes, expectations, and choices involved in discipline problems; reviews case studies of nontraditional approaches that have succeeded, at least in part, in secondary and elementary schools; and offers strategies for change and data collection techniques for local districts to use. A chronicle of the experiences of Richland School District #1, Columbia (South Carolina), in assessing the state of discipline in its schools serves as an example for a discipline improvement program and includes recommendations and instruments used for observation and analysis. The Discipline Policies Needs Assessment Instrument, The Discipline Context Inventory, and an annotated resource list offer further alternatives to readers. (WD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Measures (Individuals), Nontraditional Education, Self Control
Southeastern Public Education Program, 1338 Main St., Suite 501, Columbia, SC 2920l ($7.50).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Columbia, SC. Southeastern Public Education Program.