ERIC Number: ED158831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Solving Problems in Hawaiian-American Classrooms: Excellent Teaching and Cultural Factors. Technical Report #2.
Gallimore, Ronald; And Others
This paper describes a community research project which preceded the development of the Kamehameha Early Education Project (KEEP). The community project was designed to assist teachers in solving classroom behavior and academic problems. The initial focus on workshops and theories proved inadequate for dealing with daily classroom problems. A subsequent approach involved classroom consultants who worked with teachers in designing strategies for more effective teaching and classroom management. These strategies consisted of a 3-step process: identifying the target behavior, recording the occurrence of the behavior in the classroom, and developing an intervention strategy. It is suggested that this approach not only reduced problem behaviors but also significantly increased the teachers' sensitivity and responsiveness to individual and cultural differences. (BD)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Classroom Research, Consultants, Contingency Management, Cultural Influences, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Hawaiians, Inservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii