ERIC Number: EJ887277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Culturally Responsive Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support: A Case Study in One School with a High Proportion of Native American Students
Jones, Cathy; Caravaca, Liz; Cizek, Susan; Horner, Robert H.; Vincent, Claudia G.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v9 n1 p108-119 Aug 2006
Schools face an array of recommendations for reforming educational practices. If these recommendations are to be implemented on a large scale, reformers will need to embed clear strategies to make educational innovations and implementation procedures culturally responsive. Schoolwide positive behavior support, as an approach to whole-school discipline, offers one example of an innovative reform that encourages cultural responsiveness. The authors present a brief overview of schoolwide positive behavior support, the ways cultural responsiveness is being included in the implementation of this approach, and practical messages from a case study with one rural New Mexico school that has embraced the approach. Implications are offered for including cultural responsiveness in all educational reform efforts and future research.
Descriptors: American Indians, Elementary School Students, Cultural Relevance, American Indian Culture, Behavior Modification, Positive Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Discipline, Case Studies, Rural Schools, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Schools
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/ddel
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico