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ERIC Number: EJ1120853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
What Do Educators Know, Do, and Think about Behavior? An Analysis of Special and General Educators' Knowledge of Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions
Beam, Heather D.; Mueller, Tracy Gershwin
Preventing School Failure, v61 n1 p1-13 2017
As we attempt to address the needs of students with challenging behaviors in today's classrooms, it is important to gain an understanding of general and special educators' knowledge, skills, and confidence about evidence-based behavior interventions. This article presents a national survey study of 277 special and general educators' reported behavioral knowledge and skills. Results indicated the special educators had greater knowledge about primary, secondary, and tertiary behavioral interventions than general educators. Over half of the combined educators had a less than average understanding of universal bully prevention strategies. Results also indicated the general educators had a lower level of training and confidence to work with students with challenging behaviors. Practical implications for teacher education and further research are presented.
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Language: English
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