THEORIES AND PRACTICES RELATING TO MORE EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
The following chapters present articles on discipline-related topics that are often underrepresented, incorrectly presented, or overlooked completely in studies of classroom management. Chapter 9 summarizes the views of other recognized theorists who have something to say on the subject of discipline. Chapter 10 deals with what an educator can do to "prevent" problem behaviors. Chapter 11 presents some surprising, and perhaps controversial, ideas about discipline. Chapter 12 presents, in an "A through Z" format, brief teacher behaviors that address both prevention and correction of problem behaviors in the classroom. Chapter 13 discusses violence in schools' classrooms. The final chapter in this section, chapter 14, introduces Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) as a vehicle for locating information on classroom management-related topics that address both prevention and correction of problem behaviors in the classroom.
Use these articles as a focus of discussion. Consider how the topics presented have been used on you in your present or past role as a student. Ponder how you can use these same topics in your current or future role as a teacher. Take nothing at face value. Investigate further the topics presented with an eye to collecting challenging or corroborating evidence.