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ERIC Number: ED513144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-6805-8
Middle School Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of the Whole Child Professional Development Program Based on the PA School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Cohort Training System and the Thom Stecher and Associates Adult Training Program
Antonio, Chad
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Saint Joseph's University
Whole child education is the process of supporting the social and emotional needs of students. By supporting the various non-academic needs of students, the social distractions and disadvantages are reduced and the academic needs have a greater opportunity to flourish. Whole child education is designed to foster a sense of social justice as the student is provided with supports that allow them to achieve in response to potential social or emotional needs. This case study examines the perceptions of teachers and administrators on the School Wide Positive Behavior Support program and the Thom Stecher program, two distinct professional development programs designed to impact whole child education at the participating school district. The results of the study found that teacher and administrators reported that they value whole child education. Teachers and administrators who participated in this study reported a correlation between whole child education and academic success. The School Wide Positive Behavior Support program and Thom Stecher program were also credited for being valued training programs that increased teachers' understanding and delivery of the whole child education. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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