Building Classroom Discipline / Edition 4

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Building Classroom Discipline helps teachers develop personal systems of discipline tailored to their individual philosophies and personalities, as well as to the needs of their schools and communities. The text presents the latest developments in classroom discipline, as well as historical and transitional models of discipline, developed by some of the most astute educational thinkers of the past half century. Comprehensive enough to serve as a primary text, yet compact enough for use with other texts, this book can be used for courses in discipline and classroom management, learning and instruction, methods and teaching, and educational psychology.

New to This Edition

* A new structure presents today’s major discipline strategies and tactics within “themes” rather than solely within separate theorists’ models of discipline.

* A new chapter on understanding and working productively with students whose behavior is affected by neurological issues (Chapter 3) addresses an emerging need in classrooms.

* New chapters featuring Harry Wong’s views of classroom management (Chapter 8) and Ronald Morrish’s views on teacher guidance in discipline (Chapter 13) keep this text current with the latest thinking.

* A new chapter focuses on the nature and uses of self-restitution and moral intelligence (Chapter 11).

* New material helps readers understand the roles that professionalism, INTASC standards, and the Praxis Series play in classroom discipline. 

* Expanded background information more clearly depicts the major historical efforts in discipline and howthose efforts have led to today’s most popular discipline approaches.

* A video of selected authorities commenting on their work and models is available free to adopters of the text. Contact your sales representative for more information.


“The book [Building Classroom Discipline] is undoubtedly the best available on the topic.”

–Edward Vockell, Purdue University, Hammond


Building Classroom Discipline is a wonderful text to provide the backdrop for individual philosophies related to behavior management and guidance that needs to be challenged and developed.”

–Margaret Torrie, Iowa State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801307881
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 205

Meet the Author

C. M. Charles is Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University, where he directed innovative programs in teacher education and received multiple distinguished teaching and outstanding professor awards. An international consultant, Charles is author of more than 25 books, including Building Classroom Discipline, the leading text in its field for 25 years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Classroom Discipline: Myriad Problems and Multiple Prospects 1
Pt. I Foundational Work in Classroom Discipline
Ch. 1 Group Dynamics and Classroom Discipline: The Pioneering Work of Fritz Redl and William Wattenberg 16
Ch. 2 Instructional Management and Democratic Teaching: The Contributions of Jacob Kounin and Rudolf Dreikurs 34
Ch. 3 Shaping Behavior Through Communication and Reinforcement: The Contributions of Haim Ginott and B. F. Skinner 56
Pt. II Application Models of Classroom Discipline
Ch. 4 Lee and Marlene Canter's Assertive Discipline 82
Ch. 5 Fredric Jones's Positive Classroom Discipline 105
Ch. 6 Linda Albert's Cooperative Discipline 123
Ch. 7 Thomas Gordon's Discipline as Self-Control 143
Ch. 8 Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen Glenn's Positive Discipline in the Classroom 163
Ch. 9 William Glasser's Noncoercive Discipline 180
Ch. 10 Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler's Discipline with Dignity 198
Ch. 11 Two Emerging Views on Classroom Discipline: Barbara Coloroso's Inner Discipline and Alfie Kohn's Beyond Discipline 217
Pt. III Toward Building a Personal System of Discipline
Ch. 12 Classrooms that Encourage Good Behavior 242
Ch. 13 Building a Personal System of Discipline 257
App Classroom Scenarios for Analysis and Practice 283
Glossary 293
Bibliography 303
Index 313
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