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ERIC Number: ED500604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
Improving School Climate and Student Behavior: A New Paradigm for Indiana Schools. Education Policy Brief. Volume 5, Number 9, Fall 2007
Washburn, Sandy; Stowe, Kimberlee J.; Cole, Cassandra M.; Robinson, James
Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University
Successful discipline, improved school climates, and behavioral competence are integrally related to improving academic outcomes. This policy brief presents common discipline practices in schools and discuss current discipline data from Indiana. In addition, the report examines school-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS), an alternative approach to student discipline and its implementation nationally. Finally, the paper presents possible PBS implementation recommendations for Indiana educators and policymakers to consider as a way to shift the paradigm of school discipline by designing environments, arranging instruction, and adopting practices that promote desirable behavior in students. (Contains 2 tables.) [This policy brief is published by the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Center for Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana