Date Approved

6-20-2017

Embargo Period

6-22-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA School Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

DiHoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Problem children--Behavior modification; Teacher effectiveness

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Clinical Psychology

Abstract

There is very little and out dated research concerning effective teacher methods for managing emotionally and behaviorally disordered children in educational settings. With growing rates of EBD children, it is important that this population gets the attention of researchers to ensure success for them. This study attempted to evaluate the relationship between experience and knowledge of teachers in regards to managing emotionally and behaviorally disordered students. Variables included number of years of teaching, number of EBD students each teacher had in the past five years, and participation in courses or workshops on EBD students. Seventeen teachers of EBD students responded to the survey. Pearson correlations in SPSS were used to identify any significant relationships between the variables. The results of the study proved to be insignificant, perhaps due to the small sample size and outdated survey.

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