ERIC Number: ED097319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Perceptions of Behavioral Disorders in Children.
Kelly, Thomas J.; And Others
This bulletin reports the findings of a major research study on the perceptions of teachers concerning behavioral disorders in children. A review of relevant literature includes incidence studies, teacher and clinical judgments, and referral investigations. Participating teachers were asked to respond to three categories of behavioral disorders that were defined on the basis of their broad acceptance by special educators as educational alternatives for the mild, moderate, and severely behaviorally disordered child. The first category includes children with mild behavioral disorders who can be helped adequately by the regular classroom teacher and/or other school personnel through counseling. The second category includes children with moderate behavioral disorders who can remain in school but require intensive help from specialists. The third category includes children with severe behavioral disorders who require assignment to a special class or school. General findings include data concerning the overall incidence of behavioral disorders as perceived by classroom teachers, possible factors related to behavioral disorders in children, and incidence levels in relation to the general category of behavioral disorders in addition to a breakdown with respect to mild, moderate, and severe disorders. Recommendations are made for preservice and inservice training, community agencies, and school districts. A 34-item bibliography is included. (PD)
W. F. Breivogel, Executive Secretary, Florida Educational Research and Development Council, 126 Building E, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.