ERIC Number: ED421654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Ain't Misbehavin'. Managing Disruptive Behavior.
Mitchell, Carole; Pride, Douglas; Howard, Lance; Pride, Brenda
This manual was developed to help educators, especially in further education colleges in Britain, to develop a whole-college approach to managing disruptive behavior in students and to serve as a resource for disciplinary policy and staff development. The manual is organized in eight chapters. The first chapter explores the background to the issues surrounding disruptive behavior in postsecondary education; in chapter 2 it outlines the premises of the research project that is the foundation for which the manual is based. Chapter 3 provides a framework for identifying and analyzing the types and reasons for problem behavior; chapter 4 presents the model that has been adopted in this research to achieve a whole-college approach. In chapter 5, the manual offers a self-assessment schedule to audit existing behavior management policies, systems, and delivery methods and from there plan an agenda for action (presented in chapter 6). Chapter 7 offers guidance and interpretation of the legal issues arising from disruptive behavior and the rights and responsibilities of college staff. The manual concludes with a section on future directions, a checklist of performance indicators relating to each level of the whole-college model, and a list of recommendations. A reference list and bibliography contain 134 citations. Fourteen appendixes provide research documents and college policies. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, School Policy, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)