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ERIC Number: EJ835523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Communication, Systems, and Misconduct with Adolescent Students
Hargrave, Terry D.; Brammer, Robert
Journal of School Public Relations, v27 n2 p181-195 Spr 2006
This article examines communication and system issues in dealing with misconduct in adolescents. The initial focus is an analysis of the goals of misconduct, including attention, power, revenge, and display of inadequacy. The second focus encourages the school system to consider its own part in the problems of misconduct, by examining circular causality in the way that the system deals with the student. Cautions are given concerning triangulation, enmeshment, and disengagement. The final focus is to suggest alternatives strategies in dealing with misconduct, including relationship building, normalizing and reframing behavior, encouraging the student, and building identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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