ERIC Number: ED316146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Classroom Management & Discipline Program.
Dunn, Margaret E.
The Classroom Management and Discipline Program, initiated to assist Texas school districts in improving school discipline and dropout prevention, is a statewide university/school/community partnership. Program goals are to: provide training and technical assistance to help districts maintain and improve discipline; reduce dropout rates, school disruptions, truancy, drug use, and school crime; develop alternatives to school suspensions; and implement programs that enhance the overall learning environment, provide leadership and resources for improved school discipline and academic achievement, and facilitate university/school/community networking. During the summer the program sponsors four intensive, week-long training courses for school teams from either a school district or single campus. The training is action-oriented, with each team developing a plan to improve school discipline or provide alternatives to out-of-school removal. The training's focus is on effective classroom management techniques and strategies to reduce disciplinary problems. Followup technical assistance is available to districts that send teams for training. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Delinquency Prevention, Demonstration Programs, Discipline, Dropout Prevention, Drug Use, Higher Education, Models, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, School Districts, School Safety, State Programs, State Universities, Summer Programs, Suspension, Team Training, Truancy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Governor's Office, Austin. Criminal Justice Div.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos. School of Education.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.