ERIC Number: ED463089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Preventing Behaviour Problems: What Works. Educational Practices Series.
Foster, Sharon, L.; Brennan, Patricia; Biglan, Anthony; Wang, Linna; al-Ghaith, Saud
This booklet is the eighth in a series on educational practices that generally improve learning. The booklet explains principles for preventing a wide variety of youth problems ranging from discourtesy to serious life-threatening behavior such as smoking, alcohol abuse, and violence. The discussion of each principle includes a summary of research findings and a description of the implications for teachers and communities that follow from them. The principles are: (1) start prevention early; (2) provide positive consequences to increase desirable behaviors; (3) clear, immediate, mild negative consequences can reduce problem behaviors; (4) create opportunities for children to observe and practice interpersonal as well as academic skills; (5) monitor children's and adolescents' behavior and provide appropriate supervision; (6) reduce youths' access to situations in which problem behavior is particularly like to occur; (7) reduce children's exposure to negative conditions that cause stress; (8) encourage good biological functioning throughout development; (9) discourage aggression; and (10) establish strong, clear norms for behavior. (Contains 22 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Children, Discipline, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Prevention, Teacher Student Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
International Bureau of Education, Publications Unit, P.O. Box 199, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland. Web site: http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/dept/smec/iae; http://www.ibe.unesco.org/publications.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).; International Academy of Education, Brussels (Belgium).