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ERIC Number: ED431767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Troubled Students and Schools.
Wheeler, Nedra Skaggs
This paper discusses how to manage students with behavior problems, noting the sharp difference between discipline problems of the 1940's and discipline problems of today (e.g., assault, murder, burglary, arson, and gang warfare). Some teachers are more effective than others in dealing with troubled students. Teachers' personal characteristics and ethics are more important than their theoretical orientation. Teacher attitudes and expectations in turn influence student performance. A student who is treated in a manner that reflects order, fairness, and logical consequences will be more likely to behave in such a way. Students must learn to value appropriate social behaviors while fostering individual responsibility. Teachers must understand student interaction with peers and facilitate appropriate peer interactions. The paper presents 12 suggestions for helping to establish and maintain order for troubled students. The bulk of the paper consists of charts and notes on how to assess student behavior and needs, how to determine what is wrong at the school that needs to be examined, and how to create solutions. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Summit on Education (Nashville, TN, June 1999).