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ERIC Number: EJ886985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Positive Behavior Support: Teaching and Acknowledging Expected Behaviors in an Urban High School
Morrissey, Kelly L.; Bohanon, Hank; Fenning, Pamela
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v42 n5 p26-35 May-Jun 2010
Schools are changing rapidly, and the pressure is on to find ways to effectively support the growing diversity of student needs found in general education classrooms. Urban high schools, which serve students of diverse backgrounds, are in dire need of proactive approaches to discipline that will support student behavior rather than remove them through exclusionary discipline practices. Positive behavior support (PBS) is one such model that is gaining empirical evidence of success as a method for addressing schoolwide behavioral issues, classroom management, and individual support systems for students with and without special needs. The PBS model is a systemwide process that ideally involves teachers, students, parents, administrators, community members, and other staff members at a school. This article focuses on the schoolwide PBS application and discusses the key elements of a successful schoolwide PBS system. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A