ERIC Number: ED321883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Developing Effective Classroom Management Strategies for Enhancing Self-Concept of Intermediate Alternative Education Students.
Benony, Myrtle L.
A practicum was designed to improve the self-concepts of intermediate grade students and reduce behavior problems in their class. The practicum was implemented for 10 weeks in an alternative education class of 14 low socioeconomic status students with moderate learning and behavior problems. The three strategies employed were: (1) daily peer group discussions for the purpose of assessing behavior; (2) parent contact through daily and weekly progress reports; and (3) a system of rewards. As a result of the practicum intervention, students' negative behaviors decreased and on-task behavior improved. Teacher and students were able to go beyond negative behavior and conflict rooted in low self-esteem and get on with learning. (RH)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, High Risk Students, Intermediate Grades, Learning Centers (Classroom), Listening Skills, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Self Concept, Time on Task
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.