ERIC Number: ED116317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Innovation in Classroom Management: An Evaluation. Consulting Report.
Frederickson, Edward W.; And Others
The research reported on here was conducted to evaluate the initial introduction of innovative classroom management techniques in selected classes of four elementary schools. The evaluation phase was conducted during the 1970-71 school year following a series of summer inservice workshops on instructional objectives, learning modules, and contingency management. The primary emphasis was on introducing and evaluating contingency management concepts and techniques for eliminating problems commonly experienced by elementary teachers. Data were also collected for reading and mathematics achievement, school attendance, and indicators of interest and attitude. Contingency management practices were more widely implemented by the program teachers than were the instructional objectives. All the teachers in the program implemented the general procedures using approval, praise, and learning success and eschewing scolding, punishment, and learning failure. Although the emphasis was on student behavior rather than on achievement, students of teachers who met a substantial portion of the program objectives showed small, but clear, gains over the other students. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: River Rouge Public Schools, MI.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Fort Bliss, TX. Div. 5.