An evaluation of the assertive discipline program at Charles D. Owen High School

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Larry Clinton McCallum (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Edwin D. Bell

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the worth and merit of the Assertive Discipline Program at Charles D. Owen High School for the 1985-1986 and 1986-1987 school years. The study identified the efforts of the staff and administration at Charles D. Owen High School to provide an opportunity for students and teachers to function in an improved environment for teaching and learning. Information for the study was provided by triangulation procedures which collected data from 722 students in grades nine through twelve, 62 teachers, and 233 parents by the use of a survey. Interviews of assistant principals and teacher-opinion leaders provided further supportive information in response to the research questions. School records supplied information about student behavior and academic accomplishments during the two-year study of the Assertive Discipline Program. The study contained five research questions which addressed the perceptions of students, teachers, parents, and administrators concerning the Assertive Discipline Program. Other questions examined student interpersonal relationships, student-teacher interpersonal relationships, the status of suspensions and disciplinary referrals to the principal's office, and the social and educational climate at Charles D. Owen High School.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1989
School discipline
Assertiveness (Psychology)
Assertiveness training

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