ERIC Number: ED412260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
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The Effect of a Social Skills' Curriculum on Student Performance.
Doughty, Jason E.
The purpose of this research study was to determine if the implementation of a social skills curriculum would have a positive effect on the performance of severely emotionally or behaviorally disordered students (SEBD). The program studied was the Boys' Town Educational Model (BTEM). Student performance was defined in terms of reading recognition and comprehension, mathematics, and spelling. Student behavior was defined in terms of suspensions, restraints, and time-outs/seclusions. Subjects were 21 students aged 11 to 19 (16 black males, 4 white males, and 1 black female) classified as SEBD from the Atlanta (Georgia) area. Implementation of the BTEM had a significant effect in decreasing the total number of restraints of the subjects. Its use appeared effective in improving the academic scores of students classified as SEBD while decreasing the number of time-outs/seclusions. Results support further study of the BTEM as a way to improve student performance through a structured classroom management approach. Seven appendixes present tables of data about student achievement and behavior. (Contains 7 tables and 21 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)