Approaches to Behavior and Classroom Management: Integrating Discipline and Care, Volume 1

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SAGE Publications, 2009 - Education - 287 pages
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Approaches to Behavior and Classroom Management focuses on helping teachers use a variety of approaches in behavior and classroom management in order to make good decisions when faced with the challenge of creating positive classroom communities. Today’s classrooms often include children from a variety of backgrounds and with different needs - needs that must be met if these children are to thrive in school. This text will provide teachers and other educators with the historical and cultural framework necessary to understand approaches to behavior and classroom management, a deep understanding of each approach, and a tool belt of relevant methods from which to choose to meet the needs of various situations.

Ancillaries available, including:

  • Instructor's Resource CD-ROM (for qualified instructors)
  • Student Resource CD-ROM
  • Student Study Site (www.sagepub.com/scarlettstudy)

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About the author (2009)

W. George Scarlett is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and Clark University (Ph.D., Developmental Psychology). He has worked with such giants of the field as Jerome Bruner and Howard Gardner and has authored numerous articles on children’s play and co-authored books on parenting, managing behavior problems, and religious-spiritual development in childhood. His past research at Harvard Project Zero, the Language and Cognitive Developmental Center and the Cambridge-Somerville Mental Health Center includes development of play assessment techniques for work with typical, at-risk, and atypical children. For over two decades he has taught courses on children’s play. Currently, he is deputy chair of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University. He is also co-editing the Encyclopedia of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence for Sage, scheduled to be published in 2005.

Iris Ponte is a graduate of Holy Cross College and a former Watson Scholar. She has conducted extensive research in preschools in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Japan and Newfoundland and has worked for Sesame Street Research at the Children’s Television Workshop in New York.

Jay P. Singh is a former recipient of the SRCD Horowitz Millennium Scholarship, the SRA Emerging Scholars Award, the a member of Tufts University’s PACE and IPC research teams, and a clinical associate at Yale University’s EGLab. He is presently engaged in graduate studies at Oxford University. His major work focuses on emotion recognition biases in psychopathic development and allegiance effects in risk assessment tools.

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