ERIC Number: EJ1082672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
How Do Staff Perceive Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports? Implications for Teams in Planning and Implementing Schools
Feuerborn, Laura L.; Tyre, Ashli D.
Preventing School Failure, v60 n1 p53-59 2016
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) offers an alternative to reactive and exclusionary school discipline practices. However, the shift to SWPBS requires substantial change in the practices of staff, and many leadership teams struggle to rally staff support for implementation. With a more thorough understanding of staff perceptions, level of understanding, and support for SWPBS, teams may be better positioned to assist staff in the change process. To achieve an understanding of staff perceptions and how they may differ in schools on the basis of level of implementation, the authors directly assessed staff perceptions in seven planning schools and seven implementing schools. Significant differences were found between planning and implementing schools in knowledge of SWPBS, as well as perceptions of behavior and discipline.
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Teacher Attitudes, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resistance to Change, School Surveys, Online Surveys, Employee Attitudes, Program Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington