Educate, Medicate, or Litigate?: What Teachers, Parents, and Administrators Must Do About Student Behaviorreviewed by Brian Marcotte — 2002
This slender volume reviews
some of the well-regarded literature and best practices available
concerning violence and other kinds of anti-social behavior
exhibited by school age children. DiGiulio’s perspective is
global with special interests in South Africa and the US. The book
is divided into five chapters which are uneven in content and
presentation. I wish the first chapter had been left in a trash bin
in the editing room. It introduces the subject of the book but does
so with so many undefined, politically loaded terms that this
reader was confused on where the author was going or how he was
going to get there. It provided the only intellectually "squishy"
moment in DiGiulio’s presentation, indeed this chapter has
the feel of a late, editor-induced add-on.
One is on much firmer ground in chapter two which details the
scope of the problem. Americans are more violent than citizens in
any other industrialized country. Nevertheless, rates of violent
crime by and directed at American school aged children... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
Educate, Medicate, or Litigate?: What Teachers, Parents, and Administrators Must Do About Student BehaviorAuthor(s):
Robert C. DigiulioPublisher:
Corwin Press, Thousand OaksISBN:
0761978240 , Pages:
2001Search for book at Amazon.com
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- Brian Marcotte
Strategic Analysis Inc.
Dr. Marcotte is Director and CEO of Strategic Analysis, Inc. a research and education consulting company and a principal in thecollegium.org. Dr. Marcotte is a cognitive scientist and educator. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed research reports and reviews; the two most recent are: Marcotte, B. M. (1999) "Turbidity, arthropods and the evolution of perception: toward a new paradigm of marine Phanerozoic diversity". Marine Ecology Progress Series 191: 267-288; and Marcotte, B. M. (In Press) "Literacy, testing and the American educational agenda". American Language Review.