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ERIC Number: ED440309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 97
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Improving Student Behavior.
Liddell, Keith; Norris, William; Zinanni, Tim
This document describes various discipline procedures adopted with the intent of modifying inappropriate student behavior. The targeted population consisted of one fourth grade physical education class, one fifth grade physical education class, and one eighth grade industrial technology class. The study documented the problem of student misbehavior through data that was collected by observation checklists, test scores, questionnaires, and surveys. These tools revealed inappropriate behavior, time outs, and instruction time off task. After reviewing solution strategies from the literature and completing data collection, the following interventions were implemented: the incorporation of cooperative learning and team building instructional techniques, social skill instruction, and positive discipline strategies. Results indicate that at Site A, the intervention proved inconclusive. At Site B, based on the presentation and analysis of the data on student surveys, the students showed an improvement in their behavior and social skills and cooperative lessons worked to help with the students' social skills. The intervention at Site C had mixed results. Based on the student survey, the intervention had a positive effect on student behavior. Researchers at Site C also reported that the intervention helped eliminate negative behavior during cooperative activities. The paper concludes that the cooperative learning aspect of this intervention had a larger positive effect than did the positive discipline aspect. (Contains 32 references and 27 appendixes.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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