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ERIC Number: ED442209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 18
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"We May Give Advice but We Can Never Prompt Behavior": Lessons from Britain in Teaching Students Whose Behavior Causes Concern.
Blake, Christopher, R. L.; Garner, Philip
This report focuses on teacher characteristics that enable teachers to work effectively with students with behavior disorders. A study was conducted that asked 60 British teachers, all of whom had some designated responsibilities for students with behavior problems, to identify a set of personal and professional characteristics which were most likely to equip teachers to work successfully with students with emotional and behavior disorders. In addition, the teachers were asked to rank their selection according to importance or significance. Findings indicate teachers found it very difficult to separate the professional characteristics of doing their job from those of a more personal nature. Communication skills, besides being the most frequently mentioned professional characteristic, were also prioritized as the most important. Skills with individual students were prioritized first by 14 percent of the teachers, while classroom management was identified by 11 percent. The use of humor was identified as the most important personal attribute, both in terms of frequency and its position as the top-priority characteristic. Patience also out-scored the most frequently mentioned professional characteristics and was ranked top by 24 percent of the teachers, while calmness and empathy also scored highly. (Contains 26 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)