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ERIC Number: EJ866328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports: Empowering Parents to Participate Fully
Stansberry-Brusnahan, Lynn; Neilsen-Gatti, Shelley
Exceptional Parent, v39 n9 p29-31 Sep 2009
How do schools address safety issues, discipline students, and provide effective instruction? These are questions parents and educators need to answer together. Parents of children whose special needs put them at risk for being bullied worry about the school's ability to protect their vulnerable children. Conversely, parents of children who exhibit challenging behaviors worry that their children may be disciplined unfairly. Some schools are addressing these issues through schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS). With SWPBS, a team, including parents, develops culturally responsive proactive strategies to teach students expected behaviors. SWPBS creates an environment that increases the effectiveness of teaching and learning. This article describes SWPBS and provides information on family involvement. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Language: English
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