ERIC Number: ED127507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Discipline to Students: An Individualized Teaching-Counseling Approach.
Thompson, Charles L.; Cates, Jean T.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the treatment process of individualized lesson plans for teaching discipline to children was effective in reducing time-off-task and disruptive behaviors, while increasing time-on-task and appropriate social behaviors. The study was conducted at a primary school in Knoxville, Tennessee. Each of six teachers selected their most serious problem student as subjects for the study. Three students from the Department of Educational Psychology and Guidance of The University of Tennessee were employed and trained as observers. A multiple baseline design was employed which provided for the introduction of the intervention strategy at different times for each subject. It was hypothesized that the individualized approach to teaching discipline would result in an increase in the students' appropriate behavior and decrease in their inappropriate behavior. The hypothesis was supported by the data collected. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976)