ERIC Number: ED229993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Affective Management Strategies for Behavior Disordered Students--Elementary and Secondary Levels.
Burkholder, Lynn D.; And Others
The Positive Education Program (PEP) in Cuyahoga, Ohio, incorporates a token economy and group process approach into the daily school routine for emotionally disturbed and behaviorally handicapped students. At elementary and secondary levels, minimum rules and expectations as well as privileges awarded for behaviors are clearly set forth. The level systems list responsibilities and rights designed to promote students' control over their own behavior and to establish an environment in which natural reinforcers will begin to maintain appropriate behavior. Contingency contracting in terms of individual weekly and/or monthly behavioral and academic goals is included. The level systems for secondary students are designed to decrease the need for extrinsic reinforcement and increase the response to social reinforcement. Classroom interaction meetings are used to solve social problems and help students classify their values. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Positive Education Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).