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ERIC Number: ED047328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-4
Pages: 40
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Toward an Efficient Technique for Teacher Conducted Behavior Modification Programs for Disruptive Classroom Behavior.
Dickerman, William
Because training teachers to collect observational data and to use operant techniques has frequently been found to be prohibitively time-consuming, the author attempted to develop simpler, more efficient training procedures. This report presents the results of a study in which these procedures were implemented. Teachers followed a three step training process to learn to observe a disruptive child's behavior, to observe their own interactions with a child, and to initiate more frequent contact with a child when he is On Task in order to increase his On Task behavior. Observers recorded children's behavior as well. Reliability of observations by both teachers and observers was found to be adequate. Two teachers successfully used the procedures to change the behavior of disruptive children. Two were not successful because they failed to change their own behavior. (Author/TL)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention in New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971