Learned Relationships

We discipline to provide for social order and individual productivity. Within the complexity of many responses to the external environment, we must structure the external world to provide proper relationships to be learned. Whenever these learned relationships to external stimuli are conducive to productive ends, the student will have a repertoire of responses that will serve them well when meeting the constant challenges of life (Madsen & Madsen, 1998, p. 7).

Madsen, C. K. & Madsen, C. H. (1998). Teaching/Discipline: A Positive Approach For Educational Development. (4th ed.) Raleigh, NC: Contemporary Publishing Company of Raleigh, Inc.


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