ERIC Number: EJ796830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 88
Examining the Influence of Teacher Behavior and Classroom Context on the Behavioral and Academic Outcomes for Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Sutherland, Kevin S.; Lewis-Palmer, Teri; Stichter, Janine; Morgan, Paul L.
Journal of Special Education, v41 n4 p223-233 2008
Many students with emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD) display both learning and behavioral problems that make it difficult for teachers to provide effective instruction. In turn, a lack of exposure to effective instruction contributes to poor academic and behavioral outcomes. In this article, the authors argue that the interaction between the learning and behavior problems of students with EBD is complex and likely characterized by multiple influences, including classroom contextual factors. The authors detail (a) ways that teacher instructional behaviors and classroom contexts may contribute to the relationship between learning and behavior problems of students with EBD and (b) assessment procedures helpful for measuring classroom contextual variables. Implications for future research are discussed, including using data gleaned from applied research to inform future randomized clinical trials examining classroom-based interventions for students with EBD.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Teacher Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Emotional Disturbances, Antisocial Behavior, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Interaction, Correlation, Evaluation Methods
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