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ERIC Number: ED030683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 46
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Classroom Behavior Modification Techniques Applied to Educationally Deprived, Primary Age Children. Special Study Report #1.
Gallagher, James J.
The purpose of this study was to "demonstrate the application of behavior modification techniques upon three children with behavior problems in a first grade class for culturally deprived children." A systematic reinforcement program was set up in which the student was reinforced with candy the first time he showed acceptable behavior and at five minute intervals thereafter. A second phase of the program involved only verbal praise as a reinforcer. Behavior observations of two boys and one girl were recorded on the Spaulding Coping Scales. The two boys showed positive behavioral changes but the girl moved in the direction of more intensified negativism. Further application of this technique appears fruitful but should be preceded by careful consideration of the behavioral dynamics of specific children. Problems of behavior management in classes for the disadvantaged might be helped by these reinforcement techniques. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Durham Education Improvement Program, NC.