ERIC Number: ED276690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Management and School Discipline Problems. Implications for Training Teachers of Black Youth.
Johnson, Harry Alleyn
The philosophy and key concepts, goals and objectives, components of effective classroom management, behavior modification techniques, and a positive approach to classroom management are discussed in this paper. Principles and procedures of classroom management are discussed and ways in which they may be adapted to existing classroom practices are suggested. The basic principles which serve to guide teachers in employing behavior modification procedures are set forth with specific suggestions for establishing procedural steps to make them understandable and usable. A list of do's and don'ts in classroom management is also offered. A discussion of management by objectives used in business and industry is accompanied by specific suggestions on how these techniques may be applied to classroom situations to insure maximum learning among Black youth. In considering a positive approach to discipline, the value of positive reinforcement is emphasized. Descriptions of behavior modification techniques include discussions on: (1) self-management approaches to behavior modificaton; (2) managing classroom group behavior; (3) management and contingency contracting; (4) rules of contingency contracting; (5) role modeling; and (6) individualization of instruction. Effective methods of punishment are discussed, as well as the potential of extinction and shaping techniques for behavior change. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Invitational Conference on Preparation and Survival of Black Public School Teachers (7th, Norfolk, VA, October 9-10, 1986).