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ERIC Number: EJ819766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Torey Hayden's Teacher Lore: Classroom Behavior Management of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Marlowe, Mike; Disney, Gayle
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v12 n3 p289-304 Jun 2006
Torey Hayden's portrayal of classroom behavior management in her teacher lore, autobiographical writings about teaching children with emotional and behavioral disorders, is examined. Five of her books were sampled: "One child", "Somebody else's kids", "Just another kid", "Ghost girl" and "Beautiful child". Each of these books unfolds within the space of an elementary age, self-contained classroom for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Each technique Hayden used to respond to her students' problem behaviors in the five books was categorized according to Fritz Redl's theory on managing behavior problems. Redl identified five strategies educators can use to handle their students' behavior problems: changing, managing, tolerating, preventing and accommodating. The methodology used to categorize Hayden's techniques was analogous to constant comparative analysis of documents. Hayden is portrayed through Redl's strategies as a teacher who relies on managing without consequences and changing techniques. Narrative passages illustrating these techniques are presented. The roles of altruism and student empowerment in Hayden's storied model of classroom management are presented. Implications for Hayden as a role model for teachers of children with emotional and behavioral disorders are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A