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ERIC Number: EJ774378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
Teacher Implementation of Precorrection and Praise Statements in Head Start Classrooms as a Component of a Program-Wide System of Positive Behavior Support
Stormont, Melissa Ann; Smith, Sandra Covington; Lewis, Timothy J.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v16 n3 p280-290 Sep 2007
Although research has clearly supported the use of school-wide positive behavior support (PBS) in elementary school settings, data-based research has not been conducted to support program-wide PBS in early childhood settings. The purpose of this study was to specifically support teachers' use of universal features of program-wide PBS and to determine whether increases in the use of positive teacher behaviors, including precorrection and praise, were functionally related to decreases in students' problem behavior. Using a multiple baseline design, three teachers were introduced to an intervention to increase their use of precorrections and specific behavioral praise statements. A relationship was established between the three teachers' use of key features of program-wide PBS and the reduction of students' problem behavior in a small group setting. However, findings should be viewed as tentative and future research should explore the relative influence of each of the intervention components on preschool students' behavior. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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