Portland State University. Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Randall L. De Pry
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership: Special and Counselor Education
1 online resource (v, 130 pages)
Behavior modification -- Case studies, Classroom management -- Case studies, Educational change, School children, Elementary school teachers -- In-service training -- Case studies
There is an evidence base supporting the use of positive behavior supports in schools; however effectively and efficiently transferring these interventions into classroom settings remains a challenge. Precorrection is a highly-regarded behavior support strategy that relies on antecedent prompting to reduce problem behavior and teach socially appropriate skills. This study examined how a brief training in precorrection and praise paired with regular feedback impacted the behavior of four Title I elementary school teachers and students. As a result of the intervention, the four teachers increased use of precorrection and praise, while concomitantly reducing their use of reprimands. Limitations and suggestions for future research are provided.
Bindreiff, Dustin, "A Brief Intervention to Increase the Use of Precorrection and Praise by Elementary School Teachers" (2017). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3640.