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ERIC Number: EJ894593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
A Comparison of Students with Behavior Challenges Educated in Suburban and Rural Settings: Academic, Social, and Behavioral Outcomes
Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Little, Annette; Menzies, Holly; Lambert, Warren; Wehby, Joseph
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v18 n3 p131-148 Sep 2010
The authors compared the characteristics of early elementary age students educated in either rural or suburban schools who were identified as showing soft signs of emotional or behavioral disorders according to systematic screening procedures. The authors followed 134 kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students identified by these screening tools over a 3-year period to determine (a) the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of students served in each of these locales and (b) how they progressed over time. The results indicated very few differences in performance patterns for students educated in rural and suburban communities. In general, students were within average performance levels, mostly declining or remaining stable over time on the majority of student-completed and direct observation measures. Teacher-completed measures indicated progress in some areas. Limitations, future directions, and educational implications are offered. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement