ERIC Number: ED342551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-18
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Rural Special Education Teacher Training: Promoting Self-Control in Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities.
Carr, Sonya C.; Evans, Elizabeth D.
Inservice teacher education offered by Southeastern Louisiana University teaches rural special educators self-monitoring techniques for their students. A critical shortage of special educators has led to the hiring of minimally trained teachers, who need more training particularly in the areas of discipline and behavior management. A review of the literature revealed that self-monitoring procedures increase on-task behavior for many students with mild disabilities. For problems extending beyond the limits of on-task behavior, self-evaluation procedures teach students to evaluate their own classroom behavior using the same rating scale as the teacher. These procedures were field tested with students enrolled in a self-contained resource class in a rural elementary school. The self-monitoring procedure was found to result in an increase in the amount of time students spent on-task, and the self-evaluation intervention was even more effective. After the field test, training materials were developed to provide teachers with strategies to teach students to self-monitor or self-evaluate during seatwork in the special education classroom. The training packet included an audiotape and teacher's manual which could be used independently. Student training involves defining the target behavior(s), providing a rationale, modeling the procedure, and providing practice. Teachers were encouraged to collect and graph data regarding student behavior. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana