Appendix 1: Ten Questions Appendix 2: Assertive Discipline: A Glossary. Provocative. His many vignettes, culled from classrooms across the country, lend dimension toan excellent resource that can transform classroom management practices. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology This little book. 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. Beyond Discipline has earned the status of an education classic, a vital alternative to all the traditional manuals that consist of techniques for imposing control. For this 10th anniversary edition, Kohn adds a new afterword that expands on the books central themes and responds to. Contents Different Dumbing Rich happy Punished. Freedom How learn Deschooling You Know Family. No contest Failure Discipline Unschooling Flow Learning. Growing Challenging Med school Links Contact Education Reform: Beyond Discipline Reviewed by Kah Ying Choo. (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1996/2006) What is most remarkable about the assortment of discipline programs on the market today is the number of fundamental assumptions they seem to share. After the next couple of chapters: Oh, maybe that Kohn guy knows something. After they finish the book, theyre on the bandwagon and committed to creating communities in their classrooms. Linda Neiman, teacher educator To order. Therefore, both punishments and rewards do not cultivate long-lasting moral values within children. In fact, Kohn (1996) cites supportive research to show that children who are taught with traditional classroom methods tend to be more selfish and uncooperative than those who are taught with alternative. 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. Instead of acknowledging the possible problems of a dull curriculum or poor instructional methods, teachers place complete blame on children for their negative behavior. Apart from critiquing traditional classroom method, Kohn (1996) offers an alternative method, a student-directed model that transforms the classroom into a. (1996). Beyond discipline: From compliance to community. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. PRINTABLE PAGE BACK TOP NEXT PRINTABLE SITE. Kohn shows how a fundamentally cynical view of children underlies the belief that we must tell them exactly how we expect them to behave and then offer positive reinforcement when they obey. Just as memorizing someone elses right answers fails to promote students intellectual development. Kohn (1996) highlights five ways for classroom management system that incorporates students in the decision-making processes will exert a positive impact on the creating a democratic community within the classroom: Invite students to participate in their learning processes by making daily decisions.