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ERIC Number: ED262909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 7
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Three Differing Systems of Discipline and Their Impact on Conscience and Culture.
Snyder, Ross
Three basic approaches to discipline and child care are the obedience-oriented/punitive, the indulgent/permissive, and the person-enabling/justice approaches. The obedience-oriented/punitive approach, primarily concerned with obedience, sometimes uses praise and rewards manipulatively. When they fail, coercive punishment is used. The indulgent/permissive approach indulges or protects some individuals while others are neglected, denied fair treatment, or deprived. Those with superior power or those deemed deserving and entitled to special privilege are allowed to get what they want and to avoid responsibility. The person-enabling/justice approach is primarily concerned with enabling full functioning persons within an environment that is safe, fair, and constructively caring. Each approach creates and perpetuates a very different culture and type of conscience. Each teaches a different concept of social justice and models differing interpersonal skills. Therefore, adopting any system of discipline that gets results will not do, for considerably more is at stake than simply exacting obedience. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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