ERIC Number: ED401029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community.
Calling into question many of the assumptions underlying classroom discipline, this book offers an alternative vision to traditional classroom management models in which teachers control students by promising them rewards or threaten them with punishment. The introduction takes the position that rather than employ effective discipline measures to control the behavior of students, effective teachers focus on what it is they are asking their students to do. The introduction concludes with a constructivist critique--just as a right-answer focus does not help children to become good thinkers, a right-behavior focus does not help children become good people. The chapters are: (1) "The Nature of Children"; (2) Blaming the Kids"; (3) "Bribes and Threats"; (4) "Punishment Lite:'Consequences' and Pseudochoice"; (5) "How Not to Get Control of the Classroom"; (6) "A Classroom of Their Choosing"; (7) "The Classroom as Community"; and (8) "Solving Problems Together." The book contains two appendices which answer 10 commonly asked questions about discipline and offer definitions of assertive discipline terminology. Contains a section of notes on each chapter and 130 references. (AMC)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Punishment, Reinforcement, Self Control, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.