ERIC Number: ED268743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Control Theory in the Caring Classroom.
Carducci, Dewey J.; Carducci, Judith B.
Aspects of W. Glasser's Control Theory are applied to the education of behaviorally disordered students. It is believed that stimulus/response theory and tools are inadequate with this population and that the stress should be on understanding internal motivating forces. The caring classroom, an approach which emphasizes ways to meet both the students' and the teacher's needs in the classroom environment, is described, and its connections with control theory noted. Students learn why they behave as they do, that they choose their behavior, and how to behave more effectively to meet their needs. A case illustration is provided to portray the teacher's and student's role in solving behavior problems. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (64th, New Orleans, LA, March 31-April 4, 1986).