Beyond Discipline : From Compliance to Community
This book questions the assumption that classroom problems are always the fault of students who don't do what they are told. New classroom management techniques are not the answer, he says. Instead, we must reconsider what we're telling students to do and to learn. He shows how a fundamentally cynical view of children lies beneath the assumption that we must tell students exactly how we expect them to behave and then punish or reward them accordingly. Kohn contrasts the idea of discipline, in which things are done to students to control their behavior, with an approach in which we work with students to create caring communities where decisions are made together.
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 149.86 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
- 29 Dec 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Table of contents
Introduction. 1. The Nature of Children. 2. Blaming the Kids. 3. Bribes and Threats. 4. Punishment Lite: "Consequences" and Pseudochoice. 5. How Not to Get Control of the Classroom. 6. A Classroom of Their Choosing. 7. The Classroom as Community. 8. Solving Problems Together. Appendix A: Ten Questions. Appendix B: Assertive Discipline: A Glossary. Notes. References. Index.