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Discipline in Middle Schools
A dissertation proposal investigating the effectiveness of the assertive discipline approach in middle schools.
# 61844 | 19,587 words | 48 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 30, 2005 in Education (Education Psychology) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper shows the seriousness of the problem of violence in middle schools and comes up with ideas that will help to show how this problem can be reduced in size. The paper first analyzes the problem in question to determine just how serious it actually is, and then use that seriousness as a wake-up call for those that have been looking the other way and avoiding dealing with the issue. The method of assertive discipline is examined and proposed. Paper includes charts, questionnaires and appendix.

Chapter 1
The Problem and its Components
Problem Background
Literature Review
Purpose of the Study
Definition of Terms
Importance of the Study
Chapter 2
Review of Literature
Assertive Discipline
Zero Tolerance Studies
Preventive Discipline Studies
School Climate Studies
Classroom Management Strategies Studies
Criticism of Assertive Discipline
Chapter 3
Research Design
Selection of Participants
Data Processing and Analysis
Assertive Discipline Questionnaire

From the Paper:

"The problem of discipline in schools is something that has been studied for quite some time. It became significant originally in the 1980s, but the issue has continued to progress. Some students are having discipline problems at very high rates today, and it is believed that the way that these students are disciplined may have something to do with whether they are 'learning their lesson' when they do get into trouble for something, or whether they do not see the disciplinary process as being effective enough to cause them to modify their behavior.
Recent interviews with teachers have indicated that the discipline problems that they see in their middle school classrooms today are worse than they have ever seen in the past (Colavecchio & Miller, 2002). Naturally, this is a concern. This problem is indicative not only of the fact that discipline problems are on the rise, but also indicative of the fact that the problems that students have with discipline are beginning to manifest themselves at younger ages. These problems are seen with all types of students, including those that are in gifted classrooms where discipline would not be thought to be a problem (Smutny, 2000)."

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