ERIC Number: EJ718001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 27
Including Positive Handling Strategies within Training in Behaviour Management: The Team-Teach Approach
Hayden, Carol; Pike, Sue
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, v10 n3 p173-187 2005
This article reports on aspects of an evaluation of Team-Teach--a "whole setting, holistic" approach to behaviour management in a range of childcare environments. A distinctive feature of Team-Teach is that it includes training in both de-escalation skills and physical interventions, known as "positive handling strategies". The approach is clearly structured and calibrated against level of risk. It includes accreditation and reaccreditation of trainers. Findings from four case study educational institutions show enhanced knowledge and confidence in important aspects: staff and pupil safety, the legal framework, dealing with situations such as fights, and preparedness to respond to a physical challenge. Positive handling strategies caused most anxiety for staff in mainstream schools, partly due to their infrequent use. This finding raises questions about the training needs of staff in mainstream schools and the extent to which they can be expected to respond appropriately in the relatively rare critical incidents that necessitate physical intervention.
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Discipline, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Positive Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom