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ERIC Number: EJ994687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Examining Teacher Use of Praise Taught during Behavioral Consultation: Implementation and Generalization Considerations
Coffee, Gina; Kratochwill, Thomas R.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v23 n1 p1-35 2013
In this study we examined the extent to which teachers implement and generalize a praise intervention learned during behavioral consultation. Four elementary teachers and 15 of their students (3-4 per teacher) participated in the study. In each classroom, 1 student was randomly assigned as the consultation target student, 1 as the generalization target student, and the remaining as nontarget students. Within a randomized multiple baseline across teacher-participants design, data measuring treatment integrity, the consultation process, teacher intervention behaviors, and student outcomes were collected across 4 conditions: baseline, intervention implementation, generalization prompt, and generalization training. Results indicated that teachers did not consistently implement or generalize the praise intervention as a result of the conditions of the consultation process. The major limitations of treatment integrity, student selection, and a possible mismatch in teachers' training/philosophy of behavior management and the proposed intervention are discussed. Implications of the findings for future research and practice are presented. (Contains 4 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A