ERIC Number: ED265656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Not Just Punishment: Discipline in Schools That Work. A Handbook for Chicago Parents = No Solamente Castigo: Disciplina en Escuelas Efectivas. Un Folleto para los Padres de Chicago.
Alternative School Network, Chicago, IL.; Designs for Change, Chicago, IL.
This bilingual handbook, in English and Spanish on facing pages, is intended to provide general information to Chicago (Illinois) public school parents about school discipline. After two brief introductory chapters that set forth the scope of the issue, the third chapter provides the following general guidelines for discipline programs in effective schools: establish high expectations for student behavior; develop clear rules; apply the rules consistently; praise as well as punish; don't disrupt learning; suspend only as a last resort; don't let students be anonymous; and plan to avoid future misbehavior. The fourth chapter addresses legal codes and issues pertaining to discipline in the Chicago Public Schools. The fifth chapter is a discussion of alternatives for school discipline programs, while the sixth chapter provides advice and precautions for evaluating a school's discipline program. The final chapter, "Take Action," sets forth general principles and tactics to follow in bringing about needed changes in school discipline. Two appendixes are included: (1) an extensive list of approaches for improving school discipline, listing both advantages and disadvantages of each approach; and (2) two sets of interview questions, for principals and for students and parents. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Alternative School Network, Chicago, IL.; Designs for Change, Chicago, IL.