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ERIC Number: ED463524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Challenging Behaviors in School.
Rhodes-Kline, Anne K.
Challenging behaviors range from disobedience to outright physical violence in the school setting. A variety of different terms are used to describe these behaviors, including "antisocial behavior, aggression, bad behavior, difficult behavior, and problem behavior." The term "challenging behavior" was chosen for this paper because not only is the child challenging the authority of the school and/or teacher, but also because dealing with the behavior is challenging for educators. The paper will discuss what is known about challenging behaviors, why they occur, and some strategies for dealing with them. It notes that the American Psychological Association suggests that three research priorities should be addressed: research on school environment factors known to increase aggression and violence; the development and evaluation of programs that would help children resist violence; and the development and evaluation of programs to teach children and families critical television viewing skills. (Contains 26 references.) (NKA)
Center for Research & Evaluation, College of Education & Human Development, University of Maine, 5766 Shibles Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5766. Tel: 207-581-2493; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education and Human Development.