ABSTRACT

Reality Therapy started in a mental hospital and a correctional institution. When William Glasser was the only reality therapist, and shortly after the publication of Reality Therapy in 1965, he was asked to give lectures throughout North America. The warmest reception came from educators who wanted him to apply his ideas to the classroom. In 1968, he wrote Schools Without Failure, which described how to use Reality Therapy in a classroom with large groups. But because the problems with the educational enterprise extend beyond the disciplinary behaviours of students in the classroom to the very quality of student performance, as well as the expectations of both teachers and the public, Glasser later combined the work of Deming (1984) with Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.