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Educational Leadership for Democratic Schools
Unformatted Document Text:  Educational Leadership for Democratic Schools Section I: Content A. Statement of the issue: Clearly state the issue that focuses your presentation, provide relevant background, and place the problem in a broader academic context. Judicious Discipline professes that in order for students to become responsible citizens they must be given responsibility. This notion of giving students responsibility is antithetical to the more practiced theory that responsibility for good citizenship is couched in the educator’s power to wield punishment upon wrong doers and tangibly reward others for their good deeds. From this well-practiced and popular teacher-centered classroom management approach to Judicious Discipline, a student-centered, education approach, it is one giant leap. Judicious Discipline operates on the theory that building a school culture through a non- punitive, democratic approach to classroom management and school discipline will produce students who are responsible for their own actions and who will consciously strive to do good for societies’ sake. It is also claimed that students in schools and classrooms where Judicious Discipline is practiced will establish and maintain better interpersonal relationships than students and educators in schools where rewards and punishment or stimulus/response theory is practiced. Judicious Discipline argues that there will be a transfer effect of good citizenship at school into the home, workplace, the sporting field, and to other social settings. Unlike the rewards and punishment models for school/classroom discipline, students’ citizenship skills will be transferable from situation to situation. The rewards and punishment models tend to modify behavior for specific situations only; there is no transfer effect. It is claimed that in schools/classrooms where the principles of Judicious Discipline are applied educators contribute favorably to students' social development, their sense of autonomy, and help to better prepare them for living and learning in a democratic society. B. Literature review: Provide a synthesis of the literature or knowledge base related to your topic; highlight competing hypotheses or major schools of thought. There is much literature advocating that an educator's style of school and classroom management needs to shift from autocratic to democratic approaches (Hill, 1990; McEwan,

Authors: Gathercoal, Paul.
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Educational Leadership for Democratic Schools
Section I: Content
A. Statement of the issue: Clearly state the issue that focuses your presentation, provide
relevant background, and place the problem in a broader academic context.
Judicious Discipline professes that in order for students to become responsible citizens
they must be given responsibility. This notion of giving students responsibility is antithetical
to the more practiced theory that responsibility for good citizenship is couched in the
educator’s power to wield punishment upon wrong doers and tangibly reward others for their
good deeds. From this well-practiced and popular teacher-centered classroom management
approach to Judicious Discipline, a student-centered, education approach, it is one giant
leap.
Judicious Discipline operates on the theory that building a school culture through a non-
punitive, democratic approach to classroom management and school discipline will produce
students who are responsible for their own actions and who will consciously strive to do good
for societies’ sake. It is also claimed that students in schools and classrooms where
Judicious Discipline is practiced will establish and maintain better interpersonal relationships
than students and educators in schools where rewards and punishment or stimulus/response
theory is practiced. Judicious Discipline argues that there will be a transfer effect of good
citizenship at school into the home, workplace, the sporting field, and to other social settings.
Unlike the rewards and punishment models for school/classroom discipline, students’
citizenship skills will be transferable from situation to situation. The rewards and punishment
models tend to modify behavior for specific situations only; there is no transfer effect. It is
claimed that in schools/classrooms where the principles of Judicious Discipline are applied
educators contribute favorably to students' social development, their sense of autonomy, and
help to better prepare them for living and learning in a democratic society.
B. Literature review: Provide a synthesis of the literature or knowledge base related to your
topic; highlight competing hypotheses or major schools of thought.
There is much literature advocating that an educator's style of school and classroom
management needs to shift from autocratic to democratic approaches (Hill, 1990; McEwan,


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