ERIC Number: ED360021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Classroom Management for Student Retention.
Santa Rita, Emilio
This guidebook recommends methods for teachers to use to improve teacher-student interaction in the classroom, as a means of increasing student retention. Chapter I introduces eight major systems of classroom management which teachers may use as their values and the classroom situation dictate: "Behavior Modification,""Reality Therapy,""Discipline Without Tears,""Teacher Effectiveness Training,""Transactional Analysis,""Social Literacy,""Discipline and Group Management," and "Mastery Learning." In chapter II, typologies of student behavior are traced to needs for security (reflected in the behavior of onlookers, untouchables, seekers, and perfectionists), caring (performers, leaders, developers, and becomers), and belonging (loyalists and operators). Contracts suitable to the 10 types of student behavior are included. Chapter III provides information about interaction patterns and "games" that students often play to gain attention and social position, to relieve boredom, to test the system, to combat restrictions, and to express frustrations. Chapter IV presents a "Survival Kit for Teachers," combining a list of behaviors and options for coping with them. A 28-item bibliography, and appendixes containing case studies, an attitude survey, and a status of discipline scale are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Educational Theories, Interpersonal Relationship, School Holding Power, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Styles, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY. Dept. of Student Development.