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ERIC Number: ED038366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 165
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The Perception and Treatment by Student Teachers of the Behavioral Problems of Elementary School Children.
Dobson, Russell; Hawkins, Sue
This study used a random assignment pretest posttest control group design to measure the influence of sensitivity training on student teachers' perception and treatment of behavior problems of elementary school children. The control group received the traditional student teacher training, while the experimental group received, in addition, nine sensitivity training sessions. Half of each group was assigned to low socioeconomic status schools and half to other socioeconomic status schools. Analysis of pre- and posttest data from the Behavioral Problems Inventory and the Behavioral Treatment Response Sheet indicates that there is no significant difference between the control group and the experimental group in perception or treatment of behavioral problems in general, but that there is some difference in their perception of behavior problems in relation to socioeconomic status of the school. The major recommendation is that teacher education should emphasize the psycho-social aspect of child development and a flexible growth. (Appendixes contain copies of the two tests used and a selected bibliography.) (RT)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.