ERIC Number: ED466866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Administrative Sanctions, Classroom Management, and Intervention Strategies: Building Blocks for School-Wide Discipline. CASE/CCBD Mini-Library Series on Safe, Drug-Free, and Effective Schools.
Part of a series of monographs on safe, drug-free, and effective schools, this monograph discusses the new discipline requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the role of administrators in developing a range of intervention strategies to manage the behavior of students with behavior problems. Following an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explores discipline, punishment, and behavioral interventions. It describes administrative sanctions for misbehavior, disciplinary alternatives to suspension, and disciplinary removals. The benefits and shortcomings of alternative sanctions are listed and it is concluded that alternative sanctions provide school administrators with some viable choices. Chapter 3 focuses on classroom management and describes strategies for creating a positive classroom environment; a motivating, individualized curriculum; good classroom rules; and positive reinforcements that promote appropriate behavior. The importance of implementing a feedback loop to home is stressed, and steps for administrators and teachers to follow in implementing a Daily Home Note are provided. Chapter 4 describes a continuum of behavioral intervention procedures for use in special education classrooms, including preliminary strategies, positive behavioral change through functional assessment, and use of a hierarchy of behavioral interventions. Positive intervention procedures, mildly intrusive contingent procedures, and moderately intrusive contingent procedures are explained. (CR)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Environment, Delinquency Prevention, Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Policy Formation, Program Design, Program Implementation, School Safety, Staff Development, Suspension, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.; Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
Note: Jim Chapple, Lyndal M. Bullock and Robert A. Gable, Series Editors.