ERIC Number: ED410644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report of a Detention-Based Student Disciplinary Program in a Honduran/International Primary School.
Evans, Thomas J.
The Escuela Internacional Sampedrana (EIS) in Honduras implemented a new discipline program in its Primary School during the 1996-97 school year. This paper contains findings from three evaluations of the program--an initial analysis, a midyear report, and a year-end report. The first report analyzed the number of suspensions and detentions, as well as the number of total accumulated violations. The midyear and end-year reports looked at the total number of minor infractions cited by teachers since the beginning of the school year grouped by grade levels and cumulatively, the average number of detention letters typically given to students of each grade level, and the cumulative total of such suspensions across each grade level separately and combined. The studies found that minor infractions did not accumulate at an alarming rate; nor was there evidence of widespread discipline problems. Few students were repeat offenders. The following recommendations were made: (1) Make the minor-infraction discipline codes more specific; (2) offer some type of new teacher training or induction program; and (3) create a discipline committee to address unresolved issues. Appendices contain the rationale for the Primary School discipline program and policy statements that define the consequences for minor, serious, and very serious infractions. Ten tables were included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Honduras