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ERIC Number: ED153711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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Teaching Self-Instruction in the Elementary Schools.
Thorvilson, Virginia; Litzenberger, Jerry
This experiment involved training students in self-instruction (specifically, teaching them to verbally cue and instruct themselves through given assignments), as an alternative to the direct intervention method for increasing on-task behavior and decreasing disruptive behavior in the elementary school classroom. Assignment completion rather than on-task behavior was used as the dependent variable. Three first grade students were taken out of the classroom individually for a 45-minute training session over three consecutive days. A variety of tasks appropriate for the students' grade level were used in training. The 5-step training procedure included modeling and instruction by an instructor as well as overt and covert self-instruction by the subject as he performed each task. Positive reinforcement was used in the classroom following training. Results indicate that self-instruction training sessions can be effective in increasing assignment completion in the elementary school, particularly if the student's baseline performance is low. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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