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ERIC Number: ED432569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 361
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56032-727-8
Maintaining Sanity in the Classroom. Classroom Management Techniques. Second Edition.
Dreikurs, Rudolf; Brunwald, Bernice Bronia; Pepper, Floy C.
This book, based on Adlerian psychology, applies the techniques of motivation modification to realistic classroom problems, dealing step-by-step with handling behavior difficulties and providing the background that enables student teachers to understand the group dynamics of various classroom situations. The book is divided into five parts with 30 chapters. Part 1, "Theoretical Premises," includes (1) "Development of the Child's Potential," (2) "Goal Directed Behavior," (3) "The Four Mistaken Goals," (4) "Private Logic: A Diagnostic Technique for Understanding Behavior," (5) "Changing the Child's Goals," (6) "The Family Atmosphere," and (7) "The Family Constellation." Part 2, "Effective Democratic Methods," includes (8) "The Democratic Versus the Traditional Classroom," (9)"Discipline and Order," (10) "Winning Over the Child," (11) "Encouragement," (12) "Logical Consequences Versus Arbitrary Punishment," (13) "The Structure of the Group," (14) "Group Discussions in the Classroom," (15) "Specific Techniques: Group Discussions," and (16) "Training Children to Understand Behavior Through the Use of Stories." Part 3, "Coping with Special Academic Problems," includes (17) "Learning Disabilities," (18) "Reading Difficulties," (19) "Culturally Deprived Children," (20) "Pseudoretardation Referred to as Stupidity," (21) "Gifted Children and Homogeneous Grouping," and (22) "I.Q. Tests." Part 4, "Coping with Special Behavior Problems," includes (23) "The Adolescent," (24) "Juvenile Delinquency," (25) "Stealing," (26) "Lying and Swearing," and (27) "Fighting." Part 5,"Parental Involvement," includes (28) "Parent-Teacher Conferences," (29) "The Family Council," and (30) "Parent Education." (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A