ERIC Number: ED395406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Training Teachers for Troubled Times.
Herr, David E.; And Others
This paper describes a program implemented at the James Madison University (Virginia), Department of Special Education, to train student teachers to manage aggressive and violent behavior. Training in the Alternatives for Handling Aggressive and Violent Behavior (A-HAV-B) Approach involves a three-credit behavior management course, certification in the Mandt System for Managing People, and student teaching experience. The behavior management course teaches competencies in four major approaches to handling misbehavior: preventative planning; anticipatory response techniques; assertiveness; and systematic interventions. The Mandt System teaches both nonphysical techniques (including body positioning, attitude, and verbal and nonverbal communication) and physical techniques (focusing on protecting and managing without attempting to control the aggressor). Trainees in the A-HAV-B program serve a 75-hour internship at a state-operated residential facility for youth with emotional disturbances, and have access to Mandt trainers as mentors and student teaching supervisors. Trainees report high degrees of confidence and effectiveness in using the A-HAV-B techniques with children and youth in a variety of settings. The course outline is attached. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Behavior Management; James Madison University VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996).