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ERIC Number: EJ814370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Social Validation of Services for Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Comparative Study
Beaudoin, Kathleen M.; Knuth, Richard; Benner, Gregory J.
International Journal of Special Education, v23 n1 p1-7 2008
This study investigated the perceptions of 302 building administrators regarding their building level programs serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Comparisons were made between administrators of schools that housed self-contained programs and administrators from schools without self-contained programs on factors regarding the adequacy of academic and behavioral services for students with EBD. No between-group differences were found on administrator ratings of the proficiency of special education teachers with regard to the provision of academic services. However, special education teachers in self-contained programs were rated significantly higher than their counterparts teaching in less restrictive settings on their proficiency to determine students' behavioral needs, to make adjustments to behavioral interventions, and to measure behavioral progress. In addition, students with EBD were perceived as receiving better quality of services in self-contained programs than in the less restrictive settings. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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