ERIC Number: EJ886493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 140
How Can We Improve School Discipline?
Osher, David; Bear, George G.; Sprague, Jeffrey R.; Doyle, Walter
Educational Researcher, v39 n1 p48-58 2010
School discipline addresses schoolwide, classroom, and individual student needs through broad prevention, targeted intervention, and development of self-discipline. Schools often respond to disruptive students with exclusionary and punitive approaches that have limited value. This article surveys three approaches to improving school discipline practices and student behavior: ecological approaches to classroom management; schoolwide positive behavioral supports; and social and emotional learning. The article examines their epistemological and empirical roots and supporting research, suggesting ways to combine approaches.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Discipline, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Prevention, Self Control, Environmental Influences, Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Social Development, Emotional Development, At Risk Students, Child Psychology
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