ERIC Number: ED420723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Promoting Acceptance To Prevent Discipline Problems.
Beane, Allan L.; Jacobs, Martin J.; Miller, Thomas W.
The purpose of this study was to use three public school action research teams to identify the most desirable, feasible, and effective system-centered strategies, peer-centered strategies, personnel-centered strategies, and child-centered strategies for promoting a sense of belonging. One hundred and sixty four strategies were examined. Eight school personnel in each of three school districts were asked to rate the desirability, feasibility, and grade appropriateness of the strategies for promoting acceptance, helping victims of bullying, and helping bullies. The study was rooted in humanistic psychology that maintains that every person has a prime need for acceptance, and that when this need is not met, students may engage in antisocial behavior. The findings of the study provide documentation and analyses of the most desirable and feasible strategies (in each category), facilitating the prioritizing of strategies. Once the priority strategies were identified, system-wide and school-wide action plans were developed and implemented. The effectiveness of the strategies will be evaluated through surveys of certified personnel and students, interviews, focus groups, and analysis of reports. (Contains 5 tables and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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