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ERIC Number: EJ815028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
School Discipline, Buy-In and Belief
Goodman, Joan F.
Ethics and Education, v2 n1 p3-23 Mar 2007
It is generally acknowledged that school discipline is failing. Through a comparison of two very different disciplinary situations, I inquire into possible causes of failure and conditions of success. The argument is made that if discipline is to succeed, students must believe in and identify with the goals it is designed to support. Questions are raised as to just how embracing (pervasive throughout school life), lofty (transcending the classroom), and moralized (emphasizing social over personal) such goals should be. Without specifying the ideal scope and content of an educational mission, I conclude that a moral component is both practical and proper; for it responds to a child's aspirations, builds self-esteem, and provides the social "glue" that binds members of a society. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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