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ERIC Number: EJ875293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1098-3007
General Education Teachers' Perceptions of Behavior Management and Intervention Strategies
Tillery, Amy Dutton; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Collins, Amanda Smith
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v12 n2 p86-102 2010
In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with kindergarten and first-grade general education teachers to determine their perceptions of student behavior. This study describes the teachers' perspectives of and approaches to behavior management and intervention strategies (e.g., use of praise, rewards, implementation of classroom management, and knowledge about PBIS and RTI). A unique contribution of this study is the in-depth data that provide specific descriptions of the teachers' perceptions. Findings indicated that the teachers in this study tended to concentrate more on individual student behavior when describing behavior management strategies than on group or schoolwide behavior. In addition, the teachers were unfamiliar with RTI and PBIS despite training occurring in the system on these initiatives during the study. Lastly, the teachers perceived themselves as strong influences on student behavior development and described the use of positive strategies. Meeting teachers' training needs for implementation of schoolwide PBIS and topics for future research are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A