ERIC Number: ED340183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Boys Town Education Model.
Wells, Patricia L.
This monograph describes the curriculum and teaching methods used to teach socialization skills at the Boys Town (Nebraska) special residential school for boys with behavioral disorders as well as replications of the Boys Town model in other locations. The model takes the basic techniques of the schools's Family/Home model and applies them to development of social skills within the school setting. The program attempts to significantly reduce discipline problems while teaching life skills. The model is rooted in principles of applied behavior analysis and social learning theory and involves the identification of desirable prosocial behavioral expectations, the use of specific instructional strategies to teach those behavioral expectations, the application of an incentive system, and the implementation of reinforcement principles. The program's four major components are the social skills curriculum, teaching interactions, motivation systems, and administrative intervention procedures. Also reported are results of training approximately 1,700 public and private school educators throughout the United States in the model's individual components. Workshops, the start-up and follow-up consultation service, evaluation activities, "training of trainers" activities, and replication site selection procedures are also described. Includes 36 references and a list of 9 additional Boys Town publications. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Competence, Males, Models, Residential Programs, Socialization, Special Schools, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE.