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ERIC Number: ED102790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
The Challenge of Special Education in Regular High School Classrooms: Applications of the Behavioral Model.
Egner, Ann
Presented are three examples of the use of the behavior model to provide special education within regular high school classrooms. The first example describes a math teacher's use of minimum objectives and free-time reinforcement in individual contingency and team contingency situations to motivate students to complete assignments. It is explained that more students consistently completed their daily work when they could earn time off together rather than individual free time. Focused on in the second example is a vocational teacher's use of self-paced instructional units to teach math skills necessary for completion of course projects to students who would otherwise have been denied entry into the class. The third example recounts a team effort (including four teachers, a guidance counselor, and other personnel) to develop an individualized program for a 12-year-old boy with problems such as poor school attendance and disruptive behavior. Results of application of time out contingency for disruptive behavior, and free-time reinforcement for completed assignments are reported to include positive changes in the boy's attitude toward school, and improvement of reading skills by two grade levels in 65 days. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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