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ERIC Number: ED404595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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A Learning-Teaching Approach to Behaviour Management in Schools.
Ledez, John
The high levels of juvenile crime in Australian society are reflected in the schools. This paper suggests a number of issues and concepts on juvenile misbehavior which should be of interest to educators. Due to rapid changes, there is less agreement on the foundational principles of culture. It is argued that educators need to help society redefine principles, values, and beliefs and help ensure that cultural principles are accepted and respected. Since young people's strengths and limitations have changed also--thus making students more difficult to educate--a process of behavior management is suggested as a valuable contribution to education. Such approaches must promote appropriate behavior, rather than simply responding to inappropriate actions. Some models address youth crime by educating the public about the cause and prevention of inappropriate behavior, reducing access to drugs, and other strategies. Most importantly, such models can enhance the personal growth of children and young people and foster their desire to do the right thing. Other ways to further personal growth include building a sense of community, which can motivate youth to participate in constructive activities. There are many models designed to engender positive behavior and which can guide school communities in encouraging the development of prosocial orientations. (Contains 17 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia