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ERIC Number: ED558896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 152
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-8499-1
Upper Elementary School Teachers' Voices Concerning Positive Behavior Support Plans
Steele, Timothy Charles
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Azusa Pacific University
This phenomenological study examined the perceptions of teachers and their involvement with positive behavior support (PBS) plans in a school district in Southern California. Three sub-questions emerged revealing the perceptions of the teachers: (a) how had the teachers been involved in preparing for the use of PBS plans; (b) What experiences have they encountered when implementing PBS plans; and (c) How do teachers perceive the effectiveness of PBS plans? From these questions the existence of six themes collected from the shared experiences of teachers who have implemented PBS plans in the classroom setting were found: (a) receiving training from professional training, workshops, or being self-taught; (b) providing information for stakeholders; (c) encountering obstacles and frustrations from lack of support; (d) identifying that effort and time are major necessities; (e) believing in the effectiveness of the PBS plan in establishing socially acceptable behaviors; (6) realizing their own change of attitude about PBS plans. Educators can use the information provided by participants in this study to enhance current and future practices in both the development and implementation of PBS plans. Furthermore, educators can use the information provided by participants in this study to assist teachers throughout the entire PBS process. This study found that teachers strongly believe in the PBS plan as a tool for changing challenging behavior of students who exhibit antisocial behavior when teachers provide relatedness and self-esteem that collectively assist in stabilizing children through positive behavior interventions, and thus assist the children in finding social and academic achievement. [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: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California