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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Invited Paper Session #315
CE Offered: None

Schools as the Unit of Analysis: School-wide Behavior Support

Monday, May 31, 2004
10:30 AM–11:20 AM
Gardner
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Anne Cummings, Psy.D.
Chair: Anne Cummings (Western Michigan University)
GEORGE SUGAI (University of Oregon), Robert H. Horner (University of Oregon)
George Sugai is a Professor in Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Oregon with expertise in behavior analysis, classroom and behavior management, school-wide discipline, function-based behavior support, positive behavior supports, and educating students with emotional and behavioral disorders. He has been a teacher in the public schools, treatment director in a residential program, and program administrator. Dr. Sugai conducts applied school and classroom research and works with schools to translate research into practice. He is currently co-director of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the University of Oregon.
Abstract:

The purpose of this presentation is to describe how the principles and practices of behavior analysis have been applied to the improvement of school-wide behavior support systems. In particular, the school will be considered as the unit of analysis. The development and durable implementation of school-wide systems of behavior support will be emphasized through a discussion of need, features, guiding principles, and examples and outcomes.

 

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