ERIC Number: ED338426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Behavior of Third Graders Using Integrated Teaching Strategies.
Coakley, Barbara F.
This report discusses the implementation of integrated intervention strategies to improve the classroom behavior of 30 third-grade students. Students' disruptive behavior was identified from two classroom observations, teacher questionnaires, and interviews with the school counselor. Objectives projected for the intervention were that students would: (1) show an increase in appropriate classroom behaviors; (2) receive improved ratings on teacher questionnaires; and (3) demonstrate a decrease in referrals to the counselor. The intervention program included the implementation of teaching strategies which focused on conflict resolution, effective communication, mutual responsibility, and development of positive self image. These strategies employed discussions, projects, and rewards. The program also included discussions led by experts in conflict resolution invited to the class; training of students as conflict mediators; and a class visit to a court in session to observe the process of the resolution of civil disputes. After 12 weeks, the objectives were evaluated by another series of classroom observations, teacher questionnaires, and interviews with the counselor. All three of the objectives were achieved. A 28-item reference list is provided. Appendixes include copies of the post-observation student behavior survey, teacher questionnaire, and school counselor interview question list. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Management; Disruptive Behavior
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.