ERIC Number: ED435154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Educating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Historical Perspective and Future Directions. From the Third CCBD Mini-Library Series, What Works for Children and Youth with E/BD: Linking Yesterday and Today with Tomorrow.
Whelan, Richard J.; Kauffman, James M.
This monograph on teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) is divided into two parts, one that offers historical perspectives and one that looks at future directions. Following an introduction, individual sections of Part 1 address the following topics: (1) a brief history of special education for E/BD students; (2) key people and events in E/BD, three theoretical models, and failed policies; (3) promising practices; and (4) current issues (de-certification, alternative schools, recruitment and employment, and personnel preparation). The six chapters of Part 2 include the following topics: (1) recognizing that antisocial behavior is disabling; (2) implementing preventive practices; (3) finding and embracing the commonalities; (4) using scientific or common knowledge to promote best practices; (5) the circle of courage (belonging, mastery, independence, generosity); and (6) the "Car Talk" model of special education, based on the National Public Radio program, as it reflects the tenets of the circle of courage. (Contains 42 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education, Teaching Models, Theories
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
Note: For other monographs in this series, see EC 307 487-492.