Discipline trends in the 1980s

a. Observe an instance in a classroom when a teacher intervened to stop a conflict or disruptive situation. Respecting privacy, how did the adult teach or fail to teach more appropriate social skills through the intervention? Referring to ideas from the chapter, did the teacher use guidance or traditional discipline? Why do you think so?

b. One issue raised in the debate of the obedience discipline systems of the |1980s is the role of punishment. Interview a teacher about what she considers to be the difference between guidance, discipline, and punishment. When, if ever, does the teacher believe punishment is justified? How do the teacher’s thoughts about each term compare to ideas from the chapter?