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ERIC Number: EJ1127864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2167-3454
Ecological Factors in Social Skill Acquisition: High School Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders
Anderson, Sarah K.; Chiasson, Kari
Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, v1 n1 Apr 2012
The purpose of the study was to develop a grounded theory of the underlying social processes and/or other ecological factors that impact the effectiveness of skill acquisition for students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders in a Midwestern city in the United States. Theory development was based on in-depth investigation of five students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (EBD), who were taught assertive communication skills. This study examined ecological factors impacting the learning of a new social skill and the socialization skills of students with EBD. Based on the findings of this study, three broad conclusions are offered: (a) students identified as having EBD had difficulty in learning and utilizing a new social skill; (b) a completely inclusive school setting for students with EBD was ineffective to meet student needs; and (c) surface behaviors were addressed instead of the causes of emotional and/or behavioral disorders. Recommendations were made for those involved in the educational process of students with EBD and for those interested in conducting further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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