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ERIC Number: ED425847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 59
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Improving the Social-Adaptive Behavior of Chronically Disruptive Students in an Elementary School Setting.
Abdul-Latif, Deatema L.
This practicum project addressed the need to improve antisocial behavior in disruptive elementary school children, using a skill deficit perspective. Six student participants were selected on the basis of a high number of school suspensions and their identification as disrespectful, confrontational, and self-absorbed, as well as behaviors that included classroom disruption, defiance toward adults, disregard of school rules, and aggressive confrontations. These students were at risk for academic failure and were placed in an alternative educational setting. The Responsible Initiative for Strengthening Education (RISE) program was designed and implemented to help these students choose socially acceptable behaviors over self-defeating ones. RISE included efforts to strengthen problem-solving techniques, improve social skills, strengthen academic performance, and address specific aspects of difficulty unique to each student. Parent support was also included as a program component. Surveys, behavioral checklists, and pre- and posttests indicated that the majority of students made significant progress in learning to use conflict management techniques; classroom participation became more consistent and academic performance improved. (Contains 21 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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