ERIC Number: ED248220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Staff Development Program: Behavior Management Issues in Mainstreaming.
Zide, Michele Moran; LeBlanc, Patrice
A training program, for first through eighth grade teachers, was developed to increase their knowledge, skill, and application of behavior management techniques to use with regular and special education students. The program was designed to maximize teacher dialogue in a supportive climate to increase participants' understanding of the complexity of the professional relationships involved in successful behavior management. A model was created which required ongoing input, dialogue, peer coaching, and observation related to the implementation of behavior management strategies. Instructional materials were selected to stimulate critical analysis of strategies. This approach resulted in the identification of techniques matching the teachers' styles. Lecture and activity sessions provided: a conceptual understanding of behavior management systems; techniques for describing, defining, and monitoring behavior; responses to specific problems and strategies for dealing with them; and, teacher self-assessment and observational strategies for evaluating implemented techniques. Teachers learned to observe and coach each other, providing one another with information relative to the specific behavior management strategy being employed. A post-program evaluation form used by participants is appended with an item analysis of results. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (64th, New Orleans, LA, January 28-February 1, 1984).