Classroom Management: Sound Theory and Effective Practice / Edition 4

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Educators need a balance between discipline theory and its practice in the classroom. This is especially important in today's educational climate, with its increased demands for teacher accountability. Tauber has designed this book for both those who are new to teaching and those who are already seasoned teachers but who have had little, if any, coursework in discipline. This book presents several sound frameworks that readers can use to evaluate six tried-and-true discipline models. Teachers need to select, learn, and implement a discipline model that best reflects how they feel students should be treated. Tauber explores a number of topics, some controversial, all quite relevant, concerning how teachers can prevent, as well as handle, problem behaviors. A chapter describing "A through Z" discipline suggestions can be immediately put into use.
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Editorial Reviews

Overviews theory and practice in classroom management and discipline, for education students and teachers. Early chapters present several theoretical frameworks within which each of six models of classroom management can be categorized, and describe six models that have withstood the test of time, covering assertive discipline, positive discipline, social discipline, reality therapy, and teacher effectiveness training. Later chapters explore prevention of problem behaviors, offer suggestions teachers can use immediately, and discuss school violence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"Drawing on 30-plus years of experience in education as both a teacher and a counselor, Tauber presents a text for those who are new to teaching or who have had little coursework in discipline. In addition to expanding and updating the existing material, the fourth edition includes three new chapters on democracy and schooling, and how democracy impacts discipline; acting and discipline, and how teachers can use acting/performance skills to engage students and handle discipline problems; and the growing problem of bullying in schools." - Reference & Research Book News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275996703
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT T. TAUBER is Professor Emeritus, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Penn State-Erie, The Behrend College. He has taught and counseled in K-12, and has taught at the university level for 35 years. While at Behrend College, he taught a variety of education courses, supervised students on field experience, and served as Dean's Representative for the College of Education. Since retiring from Penn State, Tauber continues to teach graduate courses as an Adjunct Professor at Gannon University, Erie, PA, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. He is well published, both nationally and internationally, and has served two sabbaticals, one at Durham University (UK) and one at the University of Melbourne (Australia).

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Frameworks
Introduction: Some Straight Talk on Discipline
Frameworks for Discipline Models
"Tried-and-True" Models of Classroom Management
James Dobson: A Place for Punishment
Lee and Marlene Canter: Assertive Discipline: A "Take Charge" Approach to Classroom Management
Fredric Jones: Positive Discipline
Rudolf Dreikurs: Social Discipline
William Glasser: Reality Therapy, Choice Therapy, & Quality Schools
Thomas Gordon: Teacher Effectiveness Training
Theories and Practices Relating to More Effective Classroom Management
Other Noted Authors: What They Have to Say about Discipline
Ideas for Preventing Problem Behaviors
Some Surprising Ideas About Discipline
"A Through Z" Suggestions for Heading Off and/or Dealing with Problem Behaviors
Violence in Today's Schools
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Author Index
Subject Index
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