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ERIC Number: ED099700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Pages: 10
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Contingency Management as a Means of Reducing School Truancy.
Brooks, B. David
Truancy is a growing problem for both individual pupils and school systems in general. Traditionally, truancy has been thought of as a "symptom" of other problems faced by the student. The advent of behavior modification offers a new way of viewing truancy as a discrete behavior capable of modification by the application of scientifically-derived principles of learning. Contingency contracting, a specific behavior modification technique, may be one method for reducing truancy among school children. This article describes a program for contingency contracting which was successful in one high school. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Personnel and Guidance Association (San Francisco, California, February 1974)