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ERIC Number: ED102785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 13
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The Use of a DRL Schedule of Reinforcement to Reduce Student Misbehavior in Two Elementary Classrooms.
Burns, James P.
The effectiveness of the reinforcing of low rates of responding (DRL) in the reduction of unacceptable behaviors was demonstrated with two students in regular first and second grade classes. Ss were given play-time reinforcement when the total number of disruptions (such as fighting with other students) during a session were below the DRL limit. After 24 days, the first S's morning session disruptions dropped from a mean of 5.3 to 2.3, and his afternoon disruptions were reduced from a mean of 3 to 1.2. Similar results were achieved with the second S over a 14-day period. Findings supported the effectiveness of DRL procedures as a class management technique. Benefits of the DRL procedures included ease of administration by teachers and avoidance of aversive methods of classroom control. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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