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ERIC Number: EJ1017919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
The Effects of an Interdependent Group Oriented Contingency and Performance Feedback on the Praise Statements of Pre-Service Teachers during a Summer Day-Camp for Children with Disabilities
Smith, Clinton; Bicard, David F.; Casey, Laura B.; Bicard, Sara C.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v8 n2 p14-16 2013
Teacher praise is one of the most important elements of teaching and learning. Behavioral consultation with and without performance has been shown to be an effective method for increasing instructional praise. The authors used an ABCBC design to investigate the effects of an interdependent group oriented contingency (GC) and the GC plus performance feedback (GC+) on the rate of praise per student of six pre-service teacher group leaders during an eight week summer camp for children with disabilities. The results showed that the GC was partially or totally effective in increasing praise for three of the participants over baseline levels and the GC+ was effective in increasing praise of all six participants. The results are discussed within the context of literature on behavioral consultation.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Summer Programs, Day Camp Programs, Feedback (Response), Contingency Management, Program Effectiveness, Positive Reinforcement, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Urban Areas, Children, Group Activities, Leadership Role, Child Behavior, Behavior Modification
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site: http://www.baojournal.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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