ERIC Number: ED286881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers' Strategies for Coping with Hostile-Aggressive Students. R.S. 185.
Brophy, Jere; Rohrkemper, Mary
Experienced elementary (K-6) teachers nominated by their principals as either outstanding or average at dealing with problem students described their general strategies for coping with hostile-aggressive students and told how they would handle incidents depicted in two vignettes portraying aggression at school. Transcripts of these responses were coded and analyzed for general trends and group differences. The higher rated teachers were more confident of their abilities to improve the behavior of aggressive students, and they gave more organized and detailed descriptions of their strategies for doing so. Their responses combined firmness in putting a stop to aggression and requiring aggressive students to assume responsibility for their behavior and its consequences with attempts to resocialize these students' attitudes and beliefs or to instruct them in better ways of coping with frustration and conflict. (Author)
Descriptors: Aggression, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Problems, Elementary Education, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Response
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.