Portland State University. Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Randall L. De Pry
Date of Publication
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership: Special and Counselor Education
Behavior modification -- Case studies, Classroom management -- Case studies, Educational change, School children, Elementary school teachers -- In-service training -- Case studies
1 online resource (v, 130 pages)
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.
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Bindreiff, Dustin, "A Brief Intervention to Increase the Use of Precorrection and Praise by Elementary School Teachers" (2017). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3640.