ERIC Number: ED435119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Prevention Strategies That Work.
Vermont Univ., Burlington.
This guide describes six prevention practices that K-8 administrators have found to accelerate school performance, increase readiness for learning, and reduce problem behaviors. It shows that to create a safe school environment, preventive measures for children's behavior and emotional problems must be in place. It advocates positive behavior management, social- skills instruction, academic enrichment, parent partnerships, and school/community-agency linkages. Although such practices cannot prevent all inappropriate behaviors from occurring, they can help create a school environment that promotes positive behavior. The information in the guide is based on the work of researchers at 6 universities who spent the last 6 years implementing school-based prevention practices. Their focus was on students with--and at risk of developing--emotional and behavioral disorders. Examples of prevention strategies from each of these projects are included throughout the document. Although research-based strategies varied across the districts represented in the guide, one finding remained constant. That is, administrators were key players in making prevention work. They provided an environment that fostered positive behavior and made available specialized support and services that interrupt cycles of negative behavior. Contact information for each project is found at the end of the guide. (Contains 20 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington.
Note: "Written and produced by Warger, Eavy, and Associates."