ERIC Number: ED227277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Management. Technical Assistance Services: Illinois Special Needs Populations.
Bates, Paul E.; And Others
Behavior management involves both the encouragement of social behavior and the reduction of inappropriate behavior. Initially, teaching efforts should be directed at identifying socially acceptable alternatives. If these efforts are unsuccessful, additional procedures that are specifically directed at the inappropriate behavior may be warranted. Essential components of all behavior management programs include behavioral definitions, measurement procedures, reinforcement procedures, reinforcement for alternative behaviors, specific program procedures, and a mechanism for monitoring and evaluating program results. When reductive procedures are necessary, the least intrusive and most positive approach should be tried prior to considering more aversive methods. The behavior contract is highly recommended as a program component that assures student involvement and clarification of all program procedures. (This booklet provides basic information and practical ideas for implementing behavior management among special needs vocational education students. A reference list, glossary, and an annotated bibliography are included in the guide.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Behavioral Objectives, Disabilities, Guidelines, Job Training, Mainstreaming, Performance Contracts, Postsecondary Education, Problem Children, Rehabilitation, Secondary Education, Social Reinforcement, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Note: For related documents, see ED 206 836-839 and CE 035 303.