ERIC Number: ED234575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Acceptability of Behavioral Interventions Used in Classrooms: The Influence of Amount of Teacher Time, Severity of Behavior Problem, and Type of Intervention.
Witt, Joseph C.; And Others
Acceptability of classroom interventions for behavior problems was assessed by having 180 preservice and student teachers read case studies involving intervention and then judged the intervention's acceptability by completing the Intervention Rating Profile, an assessment instrument designed to evaluate acceptability of an intervention in terms of five factors (whether it was generally acceptable, whether it posed undue risk to the child, whether it required excessive teacher time, whether it had negative effects on nontarget children, and whether it required overly high levels of teacher skill). Among major conclusions were that the determination of acceptability embodied the five components, that a teacher's decision to use an intervention appeared to be based on consideration of a complex array of factors, and that the Intervention Rating Profile appeared sensitive to variables influencing teachers' perceptions and possible utilization of an intervention. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).