Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Paper Session #140
The Role of Behavior Analysis in Education Reform
Sunday, May 25, 2008
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Williford B
Area: EDC
Chair: Daniel E. Hursh (West Virginia University)
Anything but Improved Instruction--What Education Does and What it Needs To Do.
Domain: Applied Research
ROGER FRANK BASS (Carthage College)
Abstract: Most educational initiatives are repackaged failures drawn from a limited range of theoretical orientations that dominate the field. The kinds of initiatives that have been tried, the level of success they've achieved, and behavioral education alternatives will be addressed. Education's approach to research will also be considered.
What Teachers are Taught about Behavior Analysis.
Domain: Applied Research
DANIEL E. HURSH (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The presentation will review what evidence suggests are effective educational practices and compare this to what is taught about behavior analysis in teacher education programs. Possible reasons for any discrepancies plus possible ways to diminish the discrepancies will be discussed.



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