School Discipline And School Violence: The Teacher Variance Approach

  • Publish Date: 1996-08-21
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Irwin A. Hyman;Avivah Dahbany;Michael Blum;Erica Weiler;Valerie Brooks-Klein;Mariann Pokalo

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School Discipline and School Violence focuses on providing teachers and future teachers with an overview of various models of discipline and helps them apply theory in a systematic manner. Through use of the Teacher Variance Inventory and the Survey of Attitudes Toward Children provided in the first chapter, the book helps students identify and develop their own best orientation to discipline. When students complete this book and the practice exercises, they will have identified their own theoretical orientation to discipline and will have acquired a basic understanding of how to consistently apply the theory to solve discipline problems. When a particular technique does not work, they will know how to return to the theory to understand why it didn't work, and what to do next.Each of the major theoretical perspectives on discipline is discussed with many examples and real cases as illustrations. Popular programs are profiled within the chapters on theory. The final chapter applies the five Teacher Variance approaches to contemporary problems of school violence and the types of physical and emotional maltreatment of students which cause misbehavior, alienation and aggression.

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