ERIC Number: ED430368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Implementation of Behavior Management Strategies To Decrease Discipline Referrals and Increase Teaching Time in the Classroom at the Secondary Level.
Allison, Sheila A.
This practicum involved development and implementation of an inservice training workshop on behavior management in the high school setting. Participants were five teachers with students who exhibited challenging behaviors. Prior to the workshop, a needs assessment was conducted which found that the school had a high rate of referral and placement in restrictive alternative settings and that teachers desired training in behavior management techniques. Intervention involved five components of services provided to the teachers by the researcher: (1) the inservice training; (2) on-going consultation regarding behavioral problems; (3) assistance with implementation of behavioral interventions; (4) instruction and assistance with data collection; and (5) provision of a safe environment for teachers to discuss classroom concerns. The inservice training covered discipline and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, characteristics of children with behavioral and emotional difficulties, behavior management strategies, and data collection methods. Teachers were helped to select three target behaviors for intervention. Although evaluation did not show initial objectives were achieved, due primarily to loss of most of the targeted students, evaluation did find that teachers implemented behavior interventions more consistently and spent less time on discipline and more time on teaching than before the workshop. The needs assessment, pre-implementation, and post-implementation teacher surveys are appended. (Contains 19 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act