ERIC Number: ED229987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives to Behavioral Classroom Management.
Three approaches (other than behavioral) for the management of behavior problems in special education are described. Values clarification (attributed to S. G. Simon) is described as a preventative approach emphasizing the student's role in managing him- or herself. Proponents of this approach view many behavior problems as arising from the absence of clearly stated values. R. Dreikurs' approach posits that children misbehave because they possess mistaken social goals, including the need for excessive attention, power, revenge, or an expression of inadequacy. He asserts that teachers must systematically guide the basic group process while applying strategies appropriate to proper goal development in both crisis and preventive situations. The final approach, advocated by J. Dobson, emphasizes the teacher's role as an authoritarian in classroom discipline and is seen primarily as a crisis intervention strategy. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).