ERIC Number: ED198085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Incidence of Behavior Disorders in Children in South Carolina: Teachers' Perceptions.
Tisdale, Pamela C.; Fowler, Robert E.
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of behavior disordered children in selected elementary classrooms as perceived by the regular classroom teacher. Two hundred four elementary teachers categorized students according to their perceptions of the students' needs for special services. The categories were defined as mild, moderate, or severely behavior disordered. The data were analyzed by perceived disorder and by sex and race of the students. The results are discussed, and it was found that the total mean of children thought to require special services was sixteen percent. It was concluded that the needs of behavior disordered children are not being adequately met. Implications for teacher competencies and administrative arrangements are made. Changes in three areas are suggested: preservice teacher preparation, inservice teacher training, and the provision of self contained and resource classes for behavior disordered students. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the University of South Carolina Conference on Educational Research (December 6, 1980).