ERIC Number: ED386675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Employing Effective Counseling Strategies for Redirecting Unacceptable School Behaviors among Urban Boys in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Classes.
Hill, Venola L.
This practicum was designed to decrease the number of times boys in third, fourth, and fifth grade classes met with the school guidance counselor for unacceptable behaviors and to improve the attitudes of the boys and their parents. Pre- and post-attitudinal and observational questionnaires were administered to 30 randomly selected third, fourth, and fifth grade boys and their parents. Pre- and post-sociometric devices were administered to the boys to elicit their feelings about each other. Self-monitoring records of behaviors were kept by the boys and compared with the counseling log of meetings. Anecdotal records of the boys' behaviors were kept by their teachers. One educational trip was taken. Monthly parents' meetings concentrated on topics of interest and significance. Small group counseling sessions with the boys focused on topics that would adhere to counseling strategies for behavior improvement. Analysis of data showed that the action plan helped to reduce the number of meetings with the school guidance counselor from a high of 100, and a low of 6, to a high of 70, and a low of 0. Parents and children made attitudinal changes that attributed to the behavior changes. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Counseling, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Emotional Development, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Interpersonal Communication, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.