ERIC Number: ED423584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Classroom Discipline in American Schools: Problems and Possibilities for Democratic Education.
Butchart, Ronald E., Ed.; McEwan, Barbara, Ed.
Some of the modes of classroom control, particularly the democratic, moral, and political perspectives of such management, are explored in this book. The collection of articles has three purposes: (1) revive the debate between educators and communities, in order to rekindle the core ethical issues surrounding school discipline; (2) present studies of classroom life, of curriculum, and pedagogy, drawn from several research traditions, and use these to further insights in classroom management; and (3) build a case against the mainstream of discipline and management. The chapters are: chapter 1, "Punishments, Penalties, Prizes, and Procedures: A History of Discipline in U.S. Schools" (Ronald E. Butchart); chapter 2, "'Uncontrolled Students Eventually Become Unmanageable?': The Politics of Classroom Discipline" (Landon E. Beyer); chapter 3, "The Visceral Pleasures of the Well-Worn Rut: Internal Barriers to Changing the Social Relations of American Classrooms" (Jackie Blount); chapter 4, "What Is Michael Always Getting Timed Out? Race, Class, and the Disciplining of Other People's Children" (Brian M. McCadden); chapter 5, "Contradiction, Paradox, and Irony: The World of Classroom Management" (Barbara McEwan); chapter 6, "Interpreting Glasser's Control Theory: Problems that Emerge from Innate Needs and Predetermined Ends" (Sue Ellen Henry and Kathleen Knight Abowitz); chapter 7, "Judicious Discipline" (Forrest Gathercoal); chapter 8, "But Will It Work? The Practice of Judicious Discipline in Southern Minnesota Schools (Virginia L. Nimmo); chapter 9, "Empathic Caring in Classroom Management and Discipline" (Sharon A. Stanley); and "Conclusion" (Barbara McEwan). An index is included. (RJM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy, Power Structure, School Safety, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246 (hardcover: ISBN-0-7914-3617-9; paperback: ISBN-0-7914-3618-7, $19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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