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ERIC Number: ED119408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 55
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Behavior Disorders: An Investigation of Teachers' Perceptions.
Kelly, Thomas J.; And Others
Examined was the incidence of severe, moderate, and mild behavior disorders in regular grades K-12 in 13 Florida county school districts. Twelve to 20 teachers in each school idstrict were provided with definitions of behavior disorders and asked to identify the number of children in their classes with various degrees of disorder and also to provide additional information on the children such as age, sex, race, and academic achievement level. Among findings were that a mean of 20% of children were perceived by their teachers as requiring special services for behavioral disorders (12.6% mild, 5.6% moderate, and 2.2% severe); and that there was a gradual increase in the incidence level between kindergarten and grade 5, a decline between grades 6 and 8, the highest incidence at grade 9, followed by a sharp decline to the lowest incidence of all grades in grade 12. Other findings were a consistently higher reported incidence of behavioral disorders for males, for black children, and for academically underachieving children. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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