ERIC Number: ED315907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Student Discipline Strategies: A Discipline Framework for Improved Student Behavior.
Sang, Herb A.
As a result of the alarming increases in student disruption, vandalism, drug abuse, and other forms of deviant behavior, school districts are becoming increasingly aware of the complexity of the problem and the numerous deficiencies of traditional approaches. For students to achieve their maximum potential, a strong framework of behavioral expectations must be established, widely communicated, and consistently enforced. In 1978, the Duval County Public School System, which provides educational services to a population of more than 600,000 people within a geographic area of 827 square miles, created the Code of Student Conduct as a foundation upon which all disciplinary decisions could be based. The code delineates three classes of student offenses (minor, intermediate, and major) and defines consequences for each. Because the code is administered throughout the district, students have fewer problems adjusting when they change schools. Further, current research data within the district indicate a decline in both major conduct code violations and in the cost of vandalism. The district, in developing programs that successfully retrieve, reintegrate, and redirect disruptive or potentially disruptive students to more appropriate standards of behavior, shows potential for the resolution of the problem within the public school community. (13 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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