ERIC Number: ED370174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook of Alternatives to Corporal Punishment. Fourth Edition.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
This handbook recognizes the growing trend away from traditional disciplinary tactics to a discipline policy that encourages student responsibility. This edition, published by the Oklahoma Department of Education, contains three sections. The first describes methods for creating a positive learning climate, some of which include evaluating teacher characteristics, building student self-esteem and motivation, developing reflective listening, creating a pleasant physical environment, and promoting acceptable behavior. Section 2 offers techniques for managing a positive climate. Following an overview of theories of classroom discipline, several topics are discussed: discipline as a curriculum area; the essential characteristics of effective discipline; the use of feedback to correct behaviors; time management; management routines; classroom preparation; individual instruction; and cooperative instruction. The third section examines alternative management techniques for problem behaviors. Appendices contain sample forms and worksheets dealing with feedback, rewards, assertive discipline, chemical dependency, outside assistance for troubled students, legal issues, and alternative education. Contains 81 references. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma