ERIC Number: ED026695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Accelerating Classroom Attending Behaviors and Learning Rate. Section Two. Interim Report.
Walken, Christine L.
Special schools or special classes are the prevalent vehicles of deviant behavior modification, although it is proposed here that effort should be first made to determine variables which influence behavior development and disturbance in the regular classroom. A need is seen to develop methods useful in regular classrooms to prevent or intervene in the development of behavior disorders. The present study evaluates the effects of token reinforcement, programed instruction, and Hawthorne-type social reinforcement, on the attending behavior and learning rates of behaviorally disruptive fourth-grade boys. Compared with a control group were four groups of boys. Token reinforcement in combination with programed learning was more effective than either treatment alone, or the Hawthorne effects treatment. Limitations are discussed in extending the methods or results to regular classroom use. (BP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.