ERIC Number: ED179525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Teacher Skill Maintenance After Behavior Training: Multi-Year Followup.
Filipczak, James; And Others
For seven years, the PREP (Preparation through Responsive Educational Programs) Project maintained behavioral learning programs for highly disruptive and skill-deficient juveniles in a suburban, a rural, and an urban school. Forty-one volunteer teachers were taught to use specific procedures for academic and social skill training. Followup was conducted to determine which of the trained skills were retained by teachers and extent of environmental support for them. The obtained data indicated substantial maintenance of teaching skills, while behavior management procedures were less supported and maintained. However, the teachers continued to practice a number of procedures developing basic skills and classroom control without school support. Significant differences for overall maintenance were found between school sites, behavior principles knowledge, and type of teaching assignment. (Authors/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Research Resources.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Behavioral Research, Silver Spring, MD.