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ERIC Number: ED306652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 97
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-911168-71-0
Judicious Discipline.
Gathercoal, Forrest
By allowing students the opportunity to experience individual freedoms and encouraging them to learn and practice the responsibilities emanating from their individual rights, educators are teaching students how to govern themeslves. "Judicious Discipline" offers a perspective for school rules and decisions based on the Bill of Rights and this time-tested concept of classroom equanimity. This book introduces a simple, logical, and legal approach to classroom management. Part I briefly reviews the historical background and constitutional law applicable to public education and a structure for implementing rules and decisions. Part II develops a framework of school rules and consequences designed to teach students how to function well in a participatory society--a contradiction to the autocratic environment of most American homes and many schools. Part III offers implementation strategies and techniques, along with suggestions for change regarding attendance, grading practices, punishments, property loss and damage, speech and expression, tobacco use, search and seizure, and other issues. Part IV treats the ethics of classroom discipline and provides lists of positive ethical practices, along with those to avoid. A brief, semiannotated bibliography of legal references is appended. (MLH)
Prakken Publications, 416 Longshore Drive, P.O. Box 8623, Ann Arbor, MI 48107 ($9.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights