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McKee, M. Todd; Caldarella, Paul – Education, 2016
Dropping out of high school has negative results and implications for individuals and society. The likelihood of dropping out is attributed to both social and academic risk factors. Poor high school attendance, low course completion, and low grade-point-average (GPA) have been identified as three leading indicators that students are at risk for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Conley, Laura; Marchant, Michelle; Caldarella, Paul – Education, 2014
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) are less successful in school than their peers. In order for teachers and researchers to effectively partner to identify and support these students, they must focus on the same problem behaviors. This research identified six components of EBD commonly identified in research literature:…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Surveys
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Caldarella, Paul; Page, Nate W.; Gunter, Leslie – Education, 2012
Classroom management is a significant challenge for school teachers and administrators, often rated as the primary area of concern for first-year teachers and the most common reason many choose to leave the profession. Recently there has been an increased interest in social and emotional learning and its' relationship to improved student behavior,…
Descriptors: Validity, Mental Health, Student Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Christensen, Lynette; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Caldarella, Paul; Young, James R. – Education, 2012
Function-based support (FBS) is an intervention strategy for decreasing problem behaviors and increasing replacement behaviors through the use of functional behavioral assessment and behavior support planning. Although FBS has been demonstrated to facilitate positive outcomes for children in a variety of educational settings, it has yet to be…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Adams, Michael B.; Womack, Sue A.; Shatzer, Ryan H.; Caldarella, Paul – Education, 2010
If students are to become proficient at using social skills, parents must be involved in teaching and reinforcing these skills at home. Parent involvement is associated with increased student success, especially when it includes a two-way exchange of information between home and school. As the traditional family has changed, new methods of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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Wilkins, Keely; Caldarella, Paul; Crook-Lyon, Rachel E.; Young, K. Richard – Education, 2010
Many authors regard education as a way of increasing civility in society, and some have implemented interventions to improve civility in schools. However, very little empirical data exist on the extent and nature of students' civil behavior. The present study systematically gathered data from 251 school professionals regarding their perceptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Development, School Personnel, Prosocial Behavior