Analysis of Policy and Practice

 The “manage and discipline” policy model ought to be regarded as a collective descriptor of a recognizable, structural pattern of overlapping, co-occurring, and mutually reinforcing assumptions that are to the school's role as a key institution of moral and social regulations. In this case, the teacher is considered an agent for enforcing these norms. Even though the model appears to instill to some extent, it also falls short on various dimensions. In fact, it reinforces discipline by simply instilling fear as opposed to transforming the behavior. Armstrong’s claims that the model fails to address the ethical and legal needs of the students with disabilities and mental health difficulties are not far from the truth. 

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