ERIC Number: ED435156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Revisitation of the Ecological Perspectives on Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: Underlying Assumptions and Implications for Education and Treatment. From the Third CCBD Mini-Library Series, What Works for Children and Youth with E/DB: Linking Yesterday and Today with Tomorrow.
Cantrell, Mary Lynn; Cantrell, Robert P.; Valore, Thomas G.; Jones, James M.; Fecser, Frank A.
This monograph is a guide to the ecological perspective on the education of children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems. An introduction explains that the ecological view defines emotional disturbance not as something existing in the child, but rather as the expression of discord in the ongoing transactions between a child and others in his or her unique world. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) emergence of the ecological perspective; (2) basic premises of the Re-ED philosophy as developed by Nicholas Hobbs; (3) three major characteristics of ecological interventions (values-based decision making, an open paradigm with a pragmatic bent, and a shared competence model); (4) implications for education and treatment of troubled and troubling children and youth; (5) incorporating elements of other perspectives into an ecological approach (such as psychoeducational techniques, behavioral strategies, and social skills/problem-solving curricula; (6) useful templates to clarify the Re-ED perspective; and (7) contributions to current thought and future possibilities. (Contains 41 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Intervention, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.