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ERIC Number: ED077161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 34
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The Use of Behaviour Modification Techniques in a Class of Slow Learners. A Research Report.
Advani, Kan; Beaumaster, Eugene
Rules were established, improved behavior was rewarded, and undesirable behavior was ignored to change disruptive classroom behavior of 25 slow learning 10-year-olds and 13 controls in a classroom setting. Experimental teachers were instructed in application of behavior modification principles. Burk's Behaviour Rating Scale (included) was used to pinpoint target behavior of Ss, and parents were surveyed to obtain information on behavior of slow learners during the experimental period. Four rules established with student participation included putting up hands to talk, staying at desks to work quietly, refraining from interrupting the teacher, and refraining from interrupting the class. Reinforcement was in the form of free time during the last period of the school day. Data showed a significant decline in the recorded means of unacceptable behaviors for both groups during the experimental period, but the control group mean was significantly lower according to both pretest and posttest data. (Author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: Frontenac County Board of Education, Kingston (Ontario).