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ERIC Number: ED408011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 102
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Classroom Management.
Ellis, Helen Jo; And Others
This action research project involved implementation of a program designed to minimize inappropriate student behavior that interfered with instruction. The target populations were students in three third grades in an elementary school, one third grade in an intermediate school, and one eighth grade social studies class in a middle school. All schools were located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. The problem of student misbehavior was documented with behavior checklists, student surveys, administrator interviews, and teacher observations. Probable causes included changing family structures and negative media influence. Teachers also felt that a lack of comprehensive training in effective discipline techniques contributed to difficulties in establishing a well-ordered classroom. A review of solution strategies suggested by knowledgeable others and an analysis of the problem setting resulted in the development of a positive discipline program, an increased instructional emphasis on social skills in a cooperative learning setting, and the integration of these skills into content areas. Post-intervention data indicated that positive classroom management techniques, coupled with cooperative learning and social skills reinforcement, decreased classroom misbehavior and thus allowed more time for classroom instruction. (Appendixes present data collection instruments and sample lessons. Contains 31 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University and IRI/Skylight.