The author addresses the full range of legal, ethical, and cultural issues, and sets classroom management within a democratic framework that considers the impact of compulsory education, the mandate of the Fourteenth Amendment, the diversity of today's classrooms, and the effect of dynamic social interactions on the day-to-day environment. She stresses that effective classroom management is not just a series of “techniques,” but rather a deliberate construction for supporting every pupil who enters a public school. Integrating classroom management, law, and multicultural issues, this book covers a broad range of issues involved in creating calm, safe, and productive classrooms for all learners. Increased emphasis on language and culture throughout. A final chapter on working with parents encompasses all perspectives, including those of parents, teachers, and pupils. A full chapter on power, a galvanizing issue in many schools, examines who has power, who wants power, and how power is won or lost. For future educators.