ERIC Number: ED315196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperation in the Classroom: Students and Teachers Together. Analysis and Action Series. Second Edition.
Cangelosi, James S.
The central question addressed by this book is, "How can middle and secondary school teachers overcome seemingly impossible circumstances in the classroom and elicit students' attention, effort, and cooperation?" The first five chapters focus on teachers' responsibility for student's classroom behavior, and ways for teachers to manage time and space, secure student interest, establish rules of conduct, and avoid miscommunication. Chapter 6 suggests ways to respond to student misbehavior and lack of engagement in lessons. In this second edition, Chapter 6 has been revised and expanded to include additional suggestions and examples. A section on drug abuse among students is included. The suggestions for teachers are an outgrowth of classroom experiences and the findings of numerous studies related to behavior management, student engagement, and time on task. Suggestions are concisely stated and printed in bold type. Techniques for helping students develop cooperative behavior patterns and suppress those that are uncooperative are based on principles of positive and negative reinforcement, punishment, modeling, satiation, shaping, schedules of reinforcement, generalization, and discrimination. Numerous vignettes of good and bad instruction are included in the text. A total of 46 citations have been added to the 84 references of the first edition, and the two lists are provided separately. (RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Discipline, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, High Schools, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Prosocial Behavior, Student Behavior, Student Improvement, Student Motivation, Teacher Role
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 3072-9-00, $8.95, plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.