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ERIC Number: ED253529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Discipline Strategies for Teachers of Problem Students.
Ford, Robert
Focusing on the improvement of discipline skills and management strategies for classroom teachers, four major intervention and management techniques used in classroom discipline are reviewed: (1) Teacher Effectiveness Training, a course focusing on teacher-student relationships within the framework of effective human relations and recognition of subjective human reactions to interacting situations; (2) Transactional Analysis, based on the idea that all individuals can learn to trust themselves, think for themselves, and make their own decisions; (3) Reality Therapy, a cognitive-behavioral approach focusing on cause and effect dynamics in relationships; and (4) Assertive Discipline, an approach from the behavioral school of counseling, where the focus is upon helping people to learn how to express their wants, needs, and feelings more effectively. Following a brief discussion of the underlying theory of these models and a description of their procedural steps, detailed illustrations are presented of the technique, including reports from teachers who have used the approach in a classroom setting. Specific recommendations for using these approaches with different types of students and different types of disciplinary problems and situations are presented. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. KNOW-NET Dissemination Project.