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ERIC Number: EJ1088188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 13
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ISSN: EISSN-2073-7629
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Offering Behavioral Assistance to Latino Students Demonstrating Challenging Behaviors
Moreno, Gerardo; Bullock, Lyndal M.
International Journal of Emotional Education, v7 n2 p36-48 Nov 2015
Challenging behaviors can significantly alter the learning environment of any classroom. Traditionally, schools have implemented practices that remove the offending student from the classroom, deliver punitive disciplinary actions, or refer the student to special education evaluation. Unfortunately, such practices have demonstrated little longitudinal effectiveness, with detrimental outcomes for the referred student, particularly students from Latino backgrounds. With enrollment projections indicating Latinos will become the majority in U.S. schools, educators are presented with the opportunity to shift away from past practices and implement evidence-based practices that concurrently assist students while addressing challenging behaviors. In this paper, the authors discuss past disciplinary practices, the adverse effects on Latino students, and offer recommendations on implementing functional behavioral assessment as a means to better meet the needs of Latino students demonstrating challenging behaviors.
Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health. Old Humanities Building (OH) Room 241, University of Malta, MSD 2080, Malta. Tel: +356-2340-3014; Web site: http://www.um.edu.mt/cres/ijee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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