Moulding Discipline Essay

1350 Words Apr 8th, 2013 6 Pages
Moulding of discipline
Definition of disciplines 1. The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience: a lack of proper parental and school discipline * the controlled behaviour resulting from such training: he was able to maintain discipline among his men * activity that provides mental or physical training: the tariqa offered spiritual discipline * a system of rules of conduct: he doesn’t have to submit to normal disciplines

2. A branch of knowledge, typically one studied in higher education: sociology is a fairly new discipline * train (someone) to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience: many parents have
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* Positive approach - is grounded in teachers' respect for students. Instills in students a sense of responsibility by using youth/adult partnerships to develop and share clear rules, provide daily opportunities for success, and administer in-school suspension for noncompliant students. Based on Glasser's Reality Therapy. Research (e.g., Allen) is generally supportive of the PAD program. * Teacher effectiveness training - differentiates between teacher-owned and student-owned problems, and proposes different strategies for dealing with each. Students are taught problem-solving and negotiation techniques. Researchers (e.g., Emmer and Aussiker) find that teachers like the programme and that their behaviour is influenced by it, but effects on student behaviour are unclear. * Adlerian approaches - is an umbrella term for a variety of methods which emphasize understanding the individual's reasons for maladaptive behaviour and helping misbehaving students to alter their behaviour, while at the same time finding ways to get their needs met. Named for psychiatrist Alfred Adler. These approaches have shown some positive effects on self-concept, attitudes, and locus of control, but effects on behaviour are inconclusive (Emmer and Aussiker). Not only were the statistics on suspensions and vandalism significant, but also the recorded interview of teachers demonstrates the improvement in student attitude and behaviour,

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