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ERIC Number: ED107614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
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Behavior Modification.
Siedentop, Daryl
The methodological aspects of the behavior analysis movement are often overlooked in favor of focusing on the powerful effects of rewards and punsihments used systematically in a behavior-modification paradigm. The methodological aspects are important for the topic of research on teaching because they create a situation where the teacher acts both as a data collector and a verifier of instructional strategies. Such behavior is referred to as analytic teaching. Each of the major behavior-analysis teaching models utilizes one of the following teaching approaches: (a) a precise description of behavior categories under consideration; (b) attention paid to specific relationships among the situations in which target behavior occurs, and the behavior and consequences which accrue to the behavior; (c) continuous monitoring of the behavior; and (d) analysis of effects of the instructional variable. Analytic teaching requires the teacher to take an active role in educational decision making because the decisions are based on data collected by the teacher. This prevents the passivity that so often characterizes teaching in schools. (Also included is a list of references and a set of figures illustrating the behavioral approach to teaching and a list of school-related behaviors modifiable through contingent social praise by a teacher.) (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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