ERIC Number: EJ1065263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Early Childhood Classrooms in the United States and South Korea
Steed, Elizabeth A.; Noh, Jina; Heo, Kay H.
Infants and Young Children, v27 n1 p30-42 Jan-Mar 2014
This study examined the implementation of critical features associated with positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in early childhood classrooms in the United States and South Korea. Each country has a distinct approach to providing early education for young children. There is some evidence that preschool teachers' approaches to managing young children's challenging behavior are influenced by cultural and contextual factors unique to each country. Differences in implementation status were measured using the Preschool-wide Evaluation Tool (PreSET) in early childhood classrooms in both countries. Preschool teachers in the United States used significantly more features of universal tier and program-wide PBIS related to defining and teaching behavioral expectations, responding to appropriate and challenging behavior, providing an organized and predictable environment, and having a leadership team and program support. South Korean teachers collaborated with families significantly more than teachers in the United States. Factors related to cultural variance in PBIS implementation are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Program Implementation, Preschool Education, Comparative Analysis, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Teamwork, Family Involvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States
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