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ERIC Number: EJ1042333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Direct Observation of Teacher and Student Behavior in School Settings: Trends, Issues and Future Directions
Lewis, Timothy J.; Scott, Terrance M.; Wehby, Joseph H.; Wills, Howard P.
Behavioral Disorders, v39 n4 p190–200 Aug 2014
Across the modern history of the field of special education and emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD), direct observation of student and educator behavior has been an essential component of the diagnostic process, student progress monitoring, and establishing functional and statistical relationships within research. This article provides an overview of the importance of direct observation in the field of EBD and current direct observation strategies and behavioral targets, as well as an analysis of the strengths and limitations of direct observation. Recommendations, including the possible expansion of traditional direct observation metrics, are discussed.
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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