ERIC Number: ED021823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Procedures for Establishing a Contingency Managed Classroom.
Westinghouse Learning Corp., Albuquerque, NM. Behavior Systems Div.
This manual for classroom teachers is designed to teach the application of contingency contracting procedures in the typical instructional setting. A "contingency contract" is an agreement between teacher and student whereby the student, upon demonstration of specific task achievement, receives a reward: permission to participate in a "reinforcing event," some specified, highly desirable activity. A "contingency-managed classroom" is an individualized instructional setting in which such systematic motivation management techniques as contingency contracting are employed. Chapter I (6 pages) lists the rules and principles of contingency contracting. Chapter II (6 pages) deals with the preparation and correlation of task materials and diagnostic test materials. Suggestions for the arrangement of classroom facilities to include a task area and a reinforcing event area are given in Chapter III (8 pages) along with a list of suggested reinforcing events for various age groups. Classroom management procedures such as orientation methods, specification of task assignments, and student self-contracting are discussed in Chapter IV (13 pages). Chapter V (1 page) deals with correction of contract malfunctions such as failure and discipline problems. Various procedures are illustrated with the use of 12 tables and flow charts. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Westinghouse Learning Corp., Albuquerque, NM. Behavior Systems Div.