ERIC Number: ED315983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
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A Motivational Behavioral Approach to Violence in School.
A combination of behavioral and motivational theory is proposed to deal with the problem of violence in schools. Characteristics of persons effective in dealing with violent or aggressive students include intelligence, positive attitudes toward students, and high expectations for students. Other personal qualities that are related in general to effective interpersonal relationships and to successful teaching include cognitive flexibility; the ability to accommodate values, insights, feelings, and perceptions different from one's own; and the ability to experience and interact comfortably with others who are different. Teachers with these qualities can restructure student behavior through discipline. The motivational behavioral approach emphasizes guidance without domination and freedom without laxity. It stresses understanding the underlying causes of disruptive behavior and its possible precipitators, and recommends the development of a large repertoire of interventions. A list of guidelines for establishing discipline standards is provided. Contains 15 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children/Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (Charlotte, NC, September 24-26, 1989).