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Using Positive Discipline To Reduce Disruptive Classroom Behaviors [microform] / Renee Brennan, Jeff Dworak and Scott Reinhart
Bib ID 5692943
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Brennan, Renee
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2002 
70 p. 

This report describes a project for improving classroom behavior through positive discipline. The action research will take place from September 2001 to December 2001. The targeted 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students live in the suburbs and are composed of low income, middle class, and high income communities. The problem was noted by researchers who found that student behavior impacts student/class performance. The problem was further documented through teacher journals, student journals, surveys, and behavior checklists. Analysis of the probable cause data, as well as professional literature revealed that several possible reasons exist for students inappropriate classroom behavior. Students lack of social experiences, student input to classroom environment, positive peer group interaction, and tolerance for diversity contributed to the deficiency of classroom climate. The solution strategies will consist of providing students with opportunities for involvement in classroom decision making, classroom meetings, cooperative skills, and development of positive social skills. The effects of these interventions will be demonstrated through classroom observational journals, teacher journals, individual and class processing worksheets, and classroom meetings. Nine appendixes are included containing surveys, processing worksheets and checklists, and journal reflection prompts. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/GCP)


ERIC Note: Master of Arts Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University, and SkyLight Professional Development Field-Based Master's Program. Some colored charts may not reproduce adequately.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Behavior Change.  |  Behavior Problems.  |  Classroom Environment.  |  Interpersonal Competence.  |  Middle School Students.  |  Middle Schools.  |  Student Behavior.  |  Positive Discipline
Form/genre Dissertations/Theses.
Other authors/contributors Dworak, Jeff, author  |  Reinhart, Scott, author
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