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ERIC Number: ED031754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 7
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The Results of A Pilot Program to Train Teachers in the Classroom Application of Behavior Modification Techniques.
Andrews, Joseph K.
The results of many investigations have demonstrated that the systematic application of behavioral modification principles can be effective in bringing about behavior change in educational settings. However, most school-oriented practitioners do not have the time, facilities, or personnel to employ the necessary techniques. After a half day in-service training experience, 14 teachers volunteered to attend a short series of meetings to set up individual treatment programs. Examples of some of the programs are given, including method, data, and results. The behavior to be modified was mostly simple, so as to have a greater chance of success for the teacher. All teachers were able to note at least some change. It is felt operant techniques can be effective in bringing about student, as well as teacher behavior change. In-service training in this area could prove valuable in providing teachers with effective techniques for changing classroom behavior, and thus reducing the heavy load on school psychologists. The research reported herein was funded under Title III Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Harford-Cecil Supplementary Education Center, Havre de Grace, MD.