ERIC Number: ED362313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Behavior Change Program: A Successful Approach to Changing the Behavior of Disruptive Elementary Students. Program Evaluation.
Younkin, William; Blasik, Katherine
This report evaluates the Behavior Change Program, a program in Broward County Public Schools, Florida, that helps severely disruptive elementary school children learn and apply appropriate behaviors. The program is modeled on a level system that moves the student from the self-contained "behavior" classroom to the "regular" classroom based on student performance. Data were collected through a review of project, school, and district records, as well as through observations conducted at a participating elementary school. Interviews were conducted with project staff and school-based and district administrators. A survey was administered to principals and teachers of students who had returned from the program, and a structured telephone interview was conducted with 20 parents (out of 160) whose children had participated in the program. Results indicated that a majority of program staff, parents, principals, and teachers were positive about the program. Principals and teachers reported a success rate of about 50 percent; this rate is expected to rise as results of recent changes in the program take effect. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.