Assertive discipline : portrait of an effective elementary school discipline program

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Anne Gentry Garrett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to expose administrators and teachers to a competency-based systematic approach to discipline. The program, known as Lee Canter's Approach to Assertive Discipline, is presently used at North Canton Elementary School in Canton, North Carolina. It is grounded in the commitment to a positive educational environment for both teachers and students. Through the use of portraiture, a qualitative research methodology, the researcher will present a detailed description of the program. Included are guidelines for developing and implementing the program in public schools. This study will demonstrate how educators can effectively deal with student behavior problems in a confident, take-charge manner. Administrators and teachers will be interested in the findings of this study because student behavior issues surface daily. Also, educators can establish firm, consistent limits for all students and a positive educational environment for both teachers and students.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
School children $x Discipline
Elementary schools $x Discipline
Discipline of children
Assertiveness in children

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