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Powell, Richard R., 1951-
Classrooms under the influence : addicted families, addicted students / Richard R. Powell, Stanley J. Zehm, Jeffrey A. Kottler
Newbury Park, Calif. : Corwin Press, c1995
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL 371.7 POW    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Students -- Substance use
Substance abuse -- Psychological aspects
Dysfunctional families -- Psychological aspects
Compulsive behavior -- Social aspects
Problem children -- Education
Physical Description xiv, 152 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 148-152)
Contents 1. Lives Outside the Boundary: Stories of Addiction -- 2. Shields and Bucklers: What Teachers Should Know About Addiction -- 3. Crazy Making: How Addiction Affects the Classroom -- 4. So Many Places to Hide: The Special Challenges for Teachers -- 5. Boundaries and Barriers: Understanding Toxic Families -- 6. Taking the Right Path: What to Avoid in the Classroom -- 7. Breaking Through the Barriers: What to Do in the Classroom -- 8. Everyone Can Win: Toward an Addiction-Free Learning Environment -- 9. Searching for Balance: Confronting Our Own Addictions
Summary Addicts and addictive behavior are common in our classrooms at many levels. Addiction presents challenges, both personally and professionally, for which most educators are simply not prepared. To help educators help others, without becoming victims themselves, is the goal of Classrooms Under the Influence. Authors Powell, Zehm, and Kottler are themselves children of addicted parents. By combining personal experience with intellectual study, they have created an indispensable source of information about an issue not often covered in education courses. Classrooms Under the Influence explores how addiction affects behavior and the dynamics of the classroom for both the student and the teacher. The authors examine two important manifestations of the problem: cases in which the student is addicted and situations in which a student's life is affected by the addictions of relatives
Note Powell, Zehm, and Kottler recognize that teachers don't have the time nor the training to become social workers or counselors for their students. But they can be better trained to recognize emotional, social, family, and self-esteem problems. The authors present a series of do's and don'ts for dealing with various situations, and the building of trust and the development of relationships with students is an underlying theme. Through interviews and research, they isolate eleven challenges for educators and suggest workable strategies. Organizational changes that can help to maintain productive and healthy classroom environments are also discussed
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Series SOE Curriculum Lab
Alternate Author Zehm, Stanley J
Kottler, Jeffrey A

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