ERIC Number: EJ1049665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Perspectives on Seminal Achievements and Challenges in the Field of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Walker, Hill M.
Remedial and Special Education, v36 n1 p39-44 Jan-Feb 2015
This commentary for a special issue of "Remedial and Special Education" (RASE) on the perspectives of senior scholars (a) opens with some comments regarding the role of measures we use in behavioral science to pursue scientific truth and then (b) discusses the three most impactful developments in emotional and behavioral disorders over the past several decades, followed by commentary on three problems or issues that need addressing going forward. In the author's view, the three most impactful developments have been the advent of school-wide positive behavior supports, the growth in approaches to conduct universal behavioral disorder screenings in schools, and the acceptance of teacher judgment in the appraisal of student behavior. Challenges going forward are the need to contextualize school interventions, solve the problem of decay of achieved intervention effects over time, and plan/manage school transitions better.
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Behavior Disorders, Educational Innovation, Research Needs, Intervention, Models, Screening Tests, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Value Judgment, Context Effect, Sustainability, Transitional Programs, Educational Planning, Barriers, Outcome Measures, Behavioral Science Research, Research and Development, Innovation
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