ERIC Number: ED408803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Options for Managing Student Behavior: Adaptations for Individual Needs.
Richardson, Rita C.; Evans, Elizabeth T.
This paper applies principles of situational leadership theory to the management of student behavior problems. First, it summarizes situational leadership, noting the theory's premise that leaders must consider two important factors to gain acceptance and compliance in managing people--the maturity level of the individuals and the nature of the situation. The paper then explains the different uses of power (punishment, connection, reward, legitimating, personality, information, and expert), and differing management styles (telling, selling, participating, and delegating). The paper then briefly describes the following seven models of behavior management: (1) biophysical, (2) behavioral, (3) humanistic, (4) psychodynamic, (5) ecological, (6) psychoeducational, and (7) cognitive. The paper then goes on to describe the five stages of moral reasoning. The paper suggests that an understanding of the principles of situational leadership, the various models of behavior management, and the development of moral reasoning, can help teachers to adapt their leadership styles and wisely use their power bases to influence and assist students. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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