Discipline in Elementary School
Looks at theories & practices, rationale and models (Assertive & Responsibility) of discipline in elementry schools. Examines the effects of proper and improper discipline, the role of parents & television and issues of violence.
# 13412 | 1,800 words | 12 sources | 1999 |
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From the Paper:" Introduction
A current concern of the adult population of the United States is the need for discipline within the school system (Zern, 1989, p. 311). Teachers share this concern for the need for student discipline in the schools. In a survey of teachers conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics (Bobbitt et al., 1991) ranked student discipline and making schools safer, top priorities for school districts. Today, children who have not been taught discipline are at risk for greater trouble than just a trip to the principal's office. The first of the four main factors which contributes to a child becoming delinquent and entering criminal activity is a lack of discipline (Fry et al., 1995, p. 2). It is much easier to teach discipline at a young age than when children reach adolescence."
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