ERIC Number: ED291686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-18
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School Discipline: Have We Lost Our Sense of Purpose in Our Search for a Good Method?
Burton, Mary Alice Blanford
The general economic and psychological evolution in America from a producer society to a consumer society has resulted in a conflict of purposes for American educators regarding school discipline. Consequently, contemporary American educators, unlike their forerunners, have ignored the long term social goals of classroom discipline. They have, instead, only been concerned with finding effective methods of immediate control in the schoolhouse. This paper explores this thesis and presents: (1) a general review of the history of school discipline; (2) a review of the professional journal articles on school discipline from 1940 to 1980; and (3) an analysis of social, political, and economic changes in American history. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (New Orleans, LA, February 17-20, 1988).