ERIC Number: ED259455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Student Discipline Policies. ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management: ERIC Digest, Number Twelve.
Educational policy makers and administrators must choose from a bewildering variety of discipline models and techniques. Legal intervention and contradictory research findings further complicate the matter. There is, therefore, no cut-and-dried solution to student behavior problems. Rather, discipline policies must be based on community values, and on administrators' best judgment of students' welfare. Policy recommendations emerging from the literature include (1) the need for accurate data on student behavior prior to setting policy; (2) involvement in policy making by all groups affected by it (i.e. students, teachers, parents, and community members); (3) clear definition of undesirable student behavior; (4) flexibility, to allow for different situations; (5) clear communication via a readable and well-designed student handbook; and (6) consistent enforcement. (TE)
Descriptors: Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Legal Problems, Policy Formation, School Law, School Policy, Student Behavior, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Suspension
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Center for Advanced Technology in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.