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ERIC Number: EJ792431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
What We Know and Need to Know about Preventing Problem Behavior in Schools
Sugai, George; Horner, Robert H.
Exceptionality, v16 n2 p67-77 Apr 2008
When chronic problem behaviors occur in schools, the tendency is to react with stringent and restrictive consequences. Recently, emphasis has shifted toward proactive prevention strategies. In this article, we focus on what we know and need to know about school-wide applications of effective practices and systems for preventing problem behaviors. We describe why this emphasis is important, what defines one prevention approach called school-wide positive behavior support, what current research results indicate about this approach, and what future research is needed to prevent development and occurrences of problem behavior in schools. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A