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ERIC Number: ED444734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 63
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A Study of Students' Disruptive Behaviors and a Lack of Respect for Authority and Peers with Middle School Students.
Berman, Nicole; Hornbaker, Gina; Ulm, Ann
This action research project describes a program for decreasing disruptive behaviors in the classroom and encouraging children to be more respectful of others. The targeted population was sixth- through eighth-grade students in a Midwestern suburb. The problems of disruptive behaviors and lack of respect were documented using teacher and student surveys, teacher checklists, teacher interviews, and anecdotal records. Analysis of probable causes at each site and a review of the literature indicated that several factors contributed to the problems occurring in the classroom, including family environment and attitude, no accountability for certain actions, and adults' lack of respect for others. Interventions included increased school activities involving parents, cooperative learning projects that reinforced appropriate behavior, and a heightened adult awareness of the importance of appropriate modeling and positive discipline. Post-intervention surveys, checklists, interviews, and observations indicated a decrease in disruptive behaviors in the classroom; more time was needed to determine if the decline in disruptive behaviors was a direct result of the intervention strategies. (Three appendices contain surveys and a checklist. Contains 28 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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