ERIC Number: ED104068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Services for Children: Third Year Evaluation Report. Dothan City Schools Title III Project.
Human Resources Research Organization, Dothan, AL. Div. 6.
A 3-year Title III project provided inservice training to 183 elementary teachers in methods of improving behavior, academic performance, and affective reactions of children with socio-emotional conflicts treatable in the regular classroom. The program included summer workshops and released-time training during the school year in indepth contingency management techniques for students, parent counseling, and communication skills. Data on the effects of the inservice teacher training on student classroom behavior were gathered by 18 specially trained observers at the beginning and the end of the 1973-74 school year, the effectiveness (as reflected in the reduced occurrence of inappropriate student behavior) of teachers who received training in contingency management techniques was compared with the effectiveness of teachers who had not received contingency management training, and the results of standardized achievement tests were analyzed to assess the effect of student behavior change on academic achievement. It was found that desired changes in student behavior (such as a lessening of student emotional conflict) resulted from application of the special teacher training, but no significant difference was found in students' academic achievement. (Appendixes include sample student rating and observer data forms, a list describing student behavior categories, and intercorrelations of pre- and posttest behavior categories.) (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Dothan City Schools, AL.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Dothan, AL. Div. 6.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III