ERIC Number: ED320348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
A Validation of Social Skill Behaviors across Educational Settings Serving Students with Behavior Disorders.
Wheeler, John J.; And Others
Phase I of this study sought to identify the specific social skills that 21 teachers of students with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and nine regular education teachers deemed as essential for successful classroom functioning. Subjects were asked to list such behaviors in four categories: environmental behaviors, interpersonal behaviors, self-related behaviors, and task-related behaviors. The resulting list of 214 behaviors was collapsed into a 34-item social skill ranking list. In Phase II, the list was administered to 53 regular education teachers and 68 special education teachers. In Phase III, the list was administered to 129 students in regular and special education junior high and high school programs in southern Illinois. Results indicated that there is a generic set of social skills agreed upon by teachers as being important for successful classroom functioning across special and regular education settings. There was a general level of agreement on the social skills which the teachers ranked as most/least important to functioning successfully in the classroom. Student groups were generally aware of the social skills which were most/least important to teachers in the classrooms. The paper includes a list of 26 references and a copy of the Social Skills Ranking List. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper based on paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (68th, Toronto, Canada, April 23-27, 1990).