Research Database

Middle School Discipline

In 5 pages, the author discusses different techniques that may be used for the problem of middle school discipline. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Discipline in the Schools: Successful Approaches With Elementary School Discipline

An 8 page paper outlining the need for more successful discipline in the classroom environment. Emphasizes that three approaches in particular stand out in regard to instilling school discipline. These are the use of peer mediation, a greater involvement of parents, and school uniform requirements. Each of these approaches work for basically the same reasons, they reestablish the limits of behavior which is considered appropriate and that which is considered inappropriate. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

School Discipline: A Return to Traditional Views

This 7 page paper considers the problems in the modern education system and the issue of school violence and argues that the implementation of a uniform system and correlated guidelines for behavior in the educational system would improve the educational environment and reduce problems like truancy and violence. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

The Case for Zero Tolerance

An 8 page paper discussing just how hard-line the no-nonsense approach to school discipline really is, particularly in light of increasing incidents of violence. The zero tolerance stance superficially appears to be a harsh one, but it provides students with a safe environment in which to learn and removes the necessity of testing ever-changing limits. Students in zero tolerance schools have no need to continually test the limits because they are unchanging. They are free to learn; teachers are free to teach. The paper uses the example of two New York schools sharing a building but little else. One is the worst-performing school in the district; the other is the best. The best-performing also practices zero tolerance and accountability. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Teacher Contracts

A 3 page research paper that examines a teachers' contract in the state of New York. The typical teachers' contract covers basic job related categories, such as compensation, benefits, hours, leave policy and retirement benefits; however, the typical contract in the US also contains clauses that are essential to school management. Such clauses include job assignment; class size and caseloads; safety conditions; evaluation and grievance procedures and school discipline policy (EDP, 2005). In the confrontational system of bargaining, which is patterned after the private sector, both sides present a list of demands prior to opening negotiations (EDP, 2005). In general, boards of education do not generally present a list of demands, but they do expect contract to include clauses that are significant to school management. Two of these are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

School Uniforms: A Utilitarian Answer to What Appears to be a Complex Question.

(11 pp) The issue of school uniforms in public school remains a debated one. Those in favor of a uniform method of dressing for school feel it aids in discipline and student attitude. Those who are opposed to public school uniforms are basing their decisions on an emotional premise, which does not have much validity. This discussion is in favor of implementing public school uniforms (within our district.) Bibliography lists 10 sources.

School Improvement Plan Evaluation

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the school improvement for a school in Wyoming. This paper outlines the basic elements of the school improvement plan and provides a critical analysis. Six sources are cited.

Classroom Discipline for the Christian Instructor

A 3 page paper which addresses the book “Classroom Discipline: A Management Guide for Christian School Teachers,” written by Ollie Gibbs and Jerry L. Haddock. This book addresses some very interesting aspects of discipline that have little to do with Christianity, but instead illustrate many different, and effective, models for discipline in the classroom. While the methods do not always appear to apply only to Christian based schools, indicating that they can be implemented in public schools to some degree, it is obvious in many ways that the basic background for much of the techniques are founded on Biblical beliefs. No additional sources cited.

Islam and Discipline

This 22 page paper looks at the concept and materialisation of discipline in the main practices of modern Islam. The paper consider the idea and perspective of discipline, examining the it is seen in the Quran (or Koran), looking at both self discipline and also discipline of women and children by husbands and fathers, the way self discipline may be practiced, the importance of learning and the difficulties of self discipline for western Muslim women. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

School Uniforms: To Have or Not to Have, That is the Question.

(11 pp) The issue of school uniforms in public school remains a debated one. Those in favor of a uniform method of dressing for school feel it aids in discipline and student attitude; those opposed claim it takes away a child's individuality. Let's examine both sides of the issue. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Alternative High Schools

A 3 page paper that proposes an alternative high school. The paper discusses the need for such a school, discusses alternative schools and the origin of magnet schools, their success, and what needs to be done. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Linda Albert/Cooperative Discipline Model

A 3 page research paper that discusses educator Linda Albert's Cooperative Discipline Model. This discipline approach shows teachers how to work in cooperation with students, colleagues and parents to solve discipline problems and make the classroom a safe and inviting place in which to learn (Albert). Cooperative Discipline is a process that builds a strong partnership with students and their parents that works to maintain a positive discipline approach. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

School Uniforms Benefit Students

An 8 page paper that presents an argumentative paper about public school uniforms. School uniforms gained popularity in public schools in the 1990s in response to the escalating violence in schools. There is evidence that suggests schools with uniforms have more positive results for students. This essay reports the arguments for uniforms and the arguments against uniforms. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Relationship of Discipline & Academic Performance in High School

A 15 page paper examining whether higher standards result in better academic performance. Today's discipline concerns have progressed to that of physical safety, both for teachers and students. Discipline problems are blamed on TV, society and learning disabilities, among other reasons. But consistently, it is the school with the greatest expectations of students and the most clearly stated disciplinary actions for specific infractions that has the least need for resorting to their stated consequence, all while producing students of academic achievement that is well above national mean. Parochial schools have more freedom to rid themselves of 'troublemakers,' but surprisingly, the average suspension rate from parochial school is far less than the expulsion rate of public high schools. The difference appears to lie in higher expectations for students. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Black Studies in America

A 10 page research paper on the content and implications of Black studies programs and departments in American colleges & universities. It is posited that schools in the south fail to recognize the importance of the discipline whereas schools elsewhere often lack a defined goal. Beginning with examples from the West Coast, the writer details their development, strengths and weaknesses while offering suggestions for improvement. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Physical Education : University-School Partnerships

A 8 page paper that begins by describing some of the characteristics of middle school students and the characteristics teachers need to work with this age group. The writer comments on the fact that physical education is behind other disciplines in establishing field-based university-school collaborative partnerships. The paper includes a description of two such programs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Five Disciplines of Peter Senge

Peter Senge has been one of the most influential business theorists over the last decade, in his book "The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization", he puts forward the idea that there are five disciplines an organization must tackle if it is to be successful. This 8 page paper considers those discipline as a while and then individually. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Home Schooling: Requirements

A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts the requirements for home schooling concerning independent home schooling and church home schooling in the state of Tennessee. Bibliography lists 1 source.

African Research/Contributions to All Disciplines

A 7 page summary and critique of Africa and the Disciplines (1993), a compilation of essays that argue that African research is not only vital to disciplines such as economics, history and politics, but that this research helped to form the substance of these disciplines as we know them today. No additional sources cited.

The Effects Of School Uniforms

A 15 page paper. The debates and controversy about mandating students wear school uniforms have gone on for more than a decade. Proponents argue that school uniforms decrease violence, reduce crime, reduce the incidence of discipline and behavior problems and increase learning. Opponents argue that uniforms are a violation of student's right to express themselves and have no effect on discipline. Few empirical studies have been conducted to investigate this issue, instead, most of the evidence in support of uniforms is anecdotal but it is very compelling. This paper reports both anecdotal reports and empirical results regarding the impact of school uniforms. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

The State of the Discipline of Political Science

This is a 7 page paper discussing the state of the discipline of political science. Since the time of Aristotle, political science has been a discipline that has been used to study man and the state. Originally political science was based on philosophical theory much of it which was based on man’s natural knowledge. Within the last two centuries, political science has continued to study philosophy based on the state and the study of constitutional government. Within the last fifty years however, the discipline has been severed into various areas, the most published of which is that which leans towards a more “scientific” approach involving quantitative research. Leo Strauss recognized the development of this trend and tried to warn against it in the 1950s trying to bring the discipline back toward a broader philosophical approach. Many political scientists today also believe that in order to preserve the discipline a broader more historical philosophical approach should be used in which other cross disciplines should be included rather than subdividing the discipline further in an attempt to gain academic recognition. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Lexington Alarms

A 5 page paper which examines what disciplines the company Lexington Alarms uses. The paper examines the disciplines of Siebel Systems as outlined in “Discipline of Market Leaders” by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema. No additional sources cited.

Cooperative Discipline

An 8 page paper. The two most common approaches to cooperative discipline are from Albert and Freiberg. The writer discusses each, including the basic principles, components and goals of each. Freiberg's model is called Consistency Management & Cooperative Discipline. As is shown in the essay the two approaches as far as cooperative discipline is concerned have a number of similarities. Research supporting Freiberg's model is also included. bibliography lists 6 sources.

Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures; A Study of the Real World

This 16 page paper looks at the concept and practice of discipline and grievance procedures. The paper outlines what they are and how they can manifest before looking at three companies with differing approaches to discipline and grievance resolution in order to compares and contrasts the way they are practiced in terms of the polices and systems, corporate culture and an examination of the way each discipline or grievance procedure will influence outcomes. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Discipline in the Elementary Classroom

A 5 page literature review examining discipline and classroom management. Discipline in the classroom always lurks as a potential problem even if one is not currently in evidence. Several authors indicate that discipline and classroom management often are not stressed as much as they could be in teacher training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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