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2008-06-14 03:00:34

By Cheney, Douglas It is with great pleasure that I introduce this new section for Intervention in School and Clinic. The journal editors, Drs. Boone and Higgins, were kind to offer me this opportunity to write about one of my favorite topics-behavior. By way of introduction, I was a special education teacher for 12 years, a special education administrator for 3 years, and have been involved in teaching and research in higher education for 19 years. I'm currently an associate professor in...

2008-01-12 03:00:22

By Kovaleski, Joseph F This invited commentary on the series of articles regarding the state of the extant research and practice concerning the implementation of response to intervention (RTI) will focus on me following issues: (a) what constitutes a comprehensive service delivery system that uses RTI as its driving principle, (b) me dependent measures by which the effects of RTI should be evaluated, (c) how treatment fidelity can be meaningfully facilitated in real school environments, (d)...

2007-12-06 06:00:31

By Sailor, Wayne Stowe, Matthew J; Turnbull, H Rutherford III; Kleinhammer-Tramill, P Jeannie ABSTRACT There is a growing recognition of the importance and effectiveness of instruction not only in academics but also in social and character development. This new understanding has provided the Impetus for reforming how schools address behavior and discipline to foster an environment that facilitates learning. Attention to standards-based education, though currently focused exclusively on...

2007-11-29 06:00:00

By Lane, Kathleen Lynne Abstract Three-tiered models have been embraced by many schools to prevent and respond to antisocial behavior. However, many of these three-tiered models are incomplete or underdeveloped. Specifically, little attention has been devoted to studying how to (a) systematically identify students who require more focused secondary interventions and (b) build empirically-validated approaches to meet the behavioral and academic needs of students with or at risk for EBD. This...

2007-11-09 06:00:53

By Lane, Kathleen Lynne Stanton-Chapman, Tina; Jamison, Kristen Roorbach; Phillips, Andrea This study examined teachers' and parents' expectations of preschool age students' behavior to determine how teacher and parent views of "importance" converge and diverge. Teachers (n = 35) and parents (n = 124) rated the extent to which social skills were critical for school success. Results suggest that while teachers and parents share similar expectations in the value paced on cooperation skills,...

2007-04-19 06:00:35

By Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Wehby, Joseph H; Robertson, E Jemma; Rogers, Leslie Ann In this article, the authors examined (a) the accuracy of teacher nominations in identifying (N = 178) high school students with externalizing, internalizing, comorbid, and typical behavior patterns, as well as students who were receiving special education services for high-incidence disabilities, (b) the level of treatment fidelity and access to reinforcement for the different student groups, and (c) the...

2007-01-27 03:00:28

By Doolittle, Jennifer H; Horner, Robert H; Bradley, Renee; Sugai, George; Vincent, Claudia G We examined the extent to which state departments of education are including (a) goals for student social behavior in their mission statements; (b) criteria for individual student, classroom, and schoolwide behavior support in certification standards for general education teachers, special education teachers, and principals; and (c) state initiatives focused on improving student social behavior....


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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