ERIC Number: ED194823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
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The Effect of Counseling on the Behavior of Sixth Grade Underachievers.
Caliste, Edward R.
The Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale was found to be helpful in assisting both teachers and counselors in classifying nonproductive classroom behaviors. Peer modeling and role-playing significantly reduced classroom disturbances and resulted in improved attendance (though increased attendance did not result in increased learning). The data support the need for hiring counselors at the elementary-school level to help students better understand themselves and the school environment. There is also a need to more accurately identify and categorize behavior that is not conducive to successful academic functioning, particularly such "inconspicuous" behavior as inattentiveness, inability to comprehend material, and reliance on external supports. Students who exhibit such behavior may have a more significant impact on the classroom learning process than more openly disruptive students. (Author/CS)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Rating Scales, Classroom Environment, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Group Counseling, Modeling (Psychology), Peer Evaluation, Peer Influence, Performance Factors, Role Playing, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Underachievement
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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