TITLE

TEACHER ATTENTION TO APPROPRIATE AND INAPPROPRIATE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR: AN INDIVIDUAL CASE STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Walker, Hill M.; Buckley, Nancy K.
PUB. DATE
May 1973
SOURCE
Focus on Exceptional Children;May1973, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study on child behavior in classroom setting. The present study recorded the frequency with which a regular classroom teacher attended to the appropriate as well as inappropriate behavior of deviant and nondeviant children enrolled in her classroom. The specific objectives of the study were first to determine the proportion of overall teacher attention given to deviant versus nondeviant children and second to measure the amount of time the teacher attended to appropriate versus inappropriate classroom behavior of deviant and nondeviant children. The teacher in this study appeared to be reasonably competent. She had 3 years of reported successful teaching and her teaching lessons were usually well organized and clearly presented. There were several children in her class who were extremely difficult to manage but she accepted this as a natural part of teaching. If she is representative of the average teacher, it would appear that teachers could benefit from training in behavior management techniques. Systematic training programs could reduce the deviant child's rate of inappropriate behavior while freeing the teacher to devote more of her time to instruction.
ACCESSION #
19188837

 

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