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ERIC Number: EJ1110435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Professional Development and Learning by General Teachers Implementing Functional Behavioural Assessment in Thai Inclusive Classrooms
Opartkiattikul, Watinee; Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Dempsey, Ian
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v63 n5 p545-564 2016
Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA) is identified as a research-based approach used in many Western schools to support student behaviour. This study aimed to assist Thai classroom teachers by providing a professional development and learning programme in FBA to develop an effective and efficient process to address behaviour problems and allow students to reach their educational potential. Classroom teachers participated in the professional learning programme in FBA. Various data sources including staff interviews, rating scales, observational time samples and descriptive notes were utilised. In the investigation the majority of teachers included FBA practice in their classrooms during the study and employed more positive and preventative approaches to deal with the students. This study confirmed that the opportunity to learn and practice skills during professional development was essential in supporting teachers in the task of improving student outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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