ERIC Number: ED073599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Attending Behavior: Skills for Teaching Exceptional Children. Teacher Handbook. An Inservice Training Program for Exceptional Child Educators. EDUCOURSE I.
Curricula Improvement Center, Punta Gorda, FL.
Presented is the teacher handbook for EDUCOURSE I, a program designed to increase attending behaviors of educable mentally handicapped students by means of an inservice course in behavior modification techniques. Four instructional sequences consider assessment of interfering behaviors, eliciting attending behaviors, using teacher-attention to modify behavior, and devising and implementing a reinforcement system, respectively. Evaluation is by pre- and post-course videotapes of typical 15 minute classroom segments. The first instructional sequence provides theory and practice in the development of observational skills for assessing student attending problems. The second sequence further develops teacher skills through the discussion of attending behavior, student examples, and the establishment of rules for attending behavior. Considered during the third instructional sequence is the use of teacher attention to modify behavior with specific attention to means of using approval responses, of relating approval to student responses, and of redistributing teacher attention. The final instructional sequence develops a reinforcement strategy and gives guidance in establishing and enforcing contingencies. Considerable space is provided in the handbook for responses by the teacher. See EC 051 387 for the project report. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Curricula Improvement Center, Punta Gorda, FL.