ERIC Number: ED245487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Establishing and Balancing a Classroom Token Economy.
Center, David B.; Arnault, Lynne
The paper presents a classroom token economy system for providing classroom structure, eliminating or controlling a variety of problem behaviors, and for demonstration and teaching purposes. The first section addresses income production (payment for productive work using classroom work periods as payment periods). A percentage method in paying for work (payment based on percent of assigned task that is correct) is recommended to circumvent the problem of disparity in income potential, and examples of payment schedules are offered. A second section addresses expenditures (the goods, services, and activities that one's income can buy). Setting rules for the classroom token economy is also considered. Techniques for balancing the economy are outlined in another section. Subsequent sections cover recordkeeping, feedback, transition to regular class placement, and the program as a micro socio/economic system. Among appended materials are payment schedules, a rating scale, a list of payoffs, and sample forms. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).