Behavioral Management in the Public Schools: An Urban Approach

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Nancy R. Macciomei, Douglas H. Ruben
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - Education - 162 pages
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Macciomei and Ruben provide the first compendium entirely devoted to the exigency and pathology of serious teen aggression, including homicidal and combative problems. It responds to the national wave of school shootings and teen crime dangerously threatening classrooms. Failures of traditional disciplinary practice cause perennial frustrations for principals, teachers, and school districts in general.

This professional guide steps up to the challenge of this chaos and provides empirically tested methods for classroom application including advancing steps to integrate school and community, alternative assessments, cultural diversity programming, and peer-mediation innovations. Easy-to-use methods based in research discussion prove that public school systems can win the war against urban oppression.

 

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Contents

Behavior Problems in Urban Schoolchildren
3
Why Traditional Behavior Modification Fails with Urban Children
19
Current Advances in Urban Behavioral Management
39
Alternative Systems for Assessment and Grading Students
41
Computer Technology for HighRisk Students
53
Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
71
Effective Approaches for Schoolwide and Classroom Behavior Management
85
Peer Mediation and Positive Discipline with HardtoReach Students
101
CommunityBased Instruction and Experiences in Building SelfEsteem
111
Teaching Students with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Problems A Teachers Perspective
127
References
143
Index
155
About the Editors and Contributors
161
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About the author (1999)

NANCY R. MACCIOMEI is an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Assistant Principal and Consultant in the Charlotte, North Carolina Public School Systems. Her articles frequently appear in Teaching Exceptional Children and Journal of Exceptional Children.

DOUGLAS H. RUBEN is a psychologist and national consultant on family therapy, addictions, and media psychology. Dr. Ruben is author or coauthor of more than 40 books and 100 professional articles, including 5 books published under the Greenwood imprint. He is on the editorial board of the The Forensic Examiner, and frequent reviewer for Journal of Experimental and Behavior Therapy.

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