ERIC Number: ED329368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-16
Pupils as Partners: Site-Based Management in Elementary Classrooms.
Murphy, Michael B.; And Others
This paper describes a shared leadership, quality improvement team approach to classroom management in elementary school classrooms that is similar to the quality and school improvement approaches which are increasingly available to school personnel and community leaders. Contents outline a model approach to cooperative classroom management among teachers and students. Issues regarding implementation are discussed, and some outcomes of research are briefly reviewed. Benefits to classrooms implementing the model include increased student motivation and participation in class activities, increased student ability to solve typical interpersonal problems, improved student work habits, and increased student cooperation. The Classroom Cooperation Circle involves the training of students and brief class meetings held daily. In spite of the time investment required for these activities, the Cooperation Circle has been found to buy back time formerly spent disciplining children and enforcing a host of teacher-made rules and decisions. (RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Discipline, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, Student Improvement, Student Participation, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teamwork
Michael B. Murphy, Washtenaw County Human Services, Community Mental Health Division, 555 Towner, P.O. Box 915, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (46th, San Francisco, CA, March 16, 1991).