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ERIC Number: ED357507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Discipline in Secondary Schools: How Administrators Deal with Student Misconduct.
Green, James; Barnes, Donald
Findings from a study that examined the ways in which secondary-school administrators deal with student misconduct are presented in this paper. A secondary focus is the effect of school size and community type on administrators' perceptions and actions. A survey mailed to 100 middle and 100 secondary-school administrators from 302 Indiana school districts elicited 89 responses. No significant relationship was found to exist between school size or community type and the ways in which administrators handle student misconduct. The extent of discipline problems was not affected by school size and community type. Administrators most frequently used the conference to handle misconduct and employed a limited number of options for handling minor offenses--such as conferences, parental notices, detention, suspension, and expulsion. The data did not reflect unreported student misconduct. A conclusion is that administrators appear to deal with student misconduct in a fairly uniform way, using conventional methods. Also, the legal context for school discipline, which is concerned with student rights, has had a homogenizing effect on administrators' responses to student misconduct. One table is included. (Contains 13 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana