Models of Classroom Management: Principles, Applications and Critical Perspectives


184 pages
Contains Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-55059-063-4
DDC 371.1'024





Reviewed by Michael Kasoian

Michael Kasoian is an elementary-school principal in Burlington,


Intended for guidance counselors, parents, schools, and teachers, this
book reviews the traditional approaches to classroom management:
communication and Rogerian theory, the democratic approaches of Dreikers
and Akler, behavior modification, and social learning.

The book falls short in its discussion of group-management approaches.
More attention could have been given to cooperative group learning
strategies, which emphasize the “good teacher” as facilitator and
students working together on academic and social goals. Other approaches
covered include William Glasser’s control and reality theory,
assertive discipline, and systematic management, the latter two of which
are based on commonality across classrooms, consistent enforcement of
rules, and expectations and support from parents.

Martin and Sugarman do an effective job of identifying the strengths
and limitations of the approaches and theories under discussion.


Martin, Jack., “Models of Classroom Management: Principles, Applications and Critical Perspectives,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 13, 2024,