ERIC Number: ED457618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Classroom Management with a "Vision."
Bell, Judy L.
This paper discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated the differences in overall compliant behavior before and during several weeks of videotaping a variety of behaviors within two self-contained classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with special needs. One class was designated for students with emotional or behavioral disabilities (n=11). The other class was designated for students with mild mental disabilities (n=6). After a baseline period of 11 weeks using a point management system and tickets for a Friday movie, the video camera was placed in each of the self-contained classes and visible to all students. The video camera was situated on a tripod which could be moved and repositioned in the classroom as needed to capture various areas of the room. All students were aware of its use and parent permission for its use had been obtained. Students were also aware that incidents seen on tape were subject to removal of points or the awarding of tickets. An increase in compliance behavior for students was seen after using the video camera in the classrooms, and students' response to the use of the video camera was extremely positive. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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