Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A behaviorally based teacher driven meeting system: Survival
by Tieghi, Constance, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2007, 170; 3289412
Abstract (Summary)

The main purpose of this project was to develop a teacher run, behaviorally based meeting system to foster teacher data-based decision-making when targeting either academic and/or behavioral problems in either general or special education. The goal was for this meeting system to survive after the experimenter left the setting. The original study took place over a two-year period in a Midwest public middle school serving 600 students. This meeting system was based on a meeting manual, consisting of scripted meeting agendas developed to guide teachers through the meeting process. In order to analyze the effect of the meeting manual on the percentage of data-based decision making and team meeting behaviors displayed during team meetings (i.e., meeting tasks), a reversal ABA'B design was implemented. The percentage of applicable meeting tasks completed increased from an average of 13% during baseline, to 81% with manual implementation. Manual withdrawal was associated with applicable meeting task completion decreasing to an average of 54%, and increasing back to 79% with manual re-implementation. Follow-up observations up to four years after the experimenter left the setting revealed continued implementation of the meeting manual and applicable meeting tasks completed to average 80%, despite a change in the school's principal, vice principal, and psychologist during this period.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Miller, L. Keith
Commitee:
School: University of Kansas
Department: Applied Behavioral Science
School Location: United States -- Kansas
Source: DAI-B 68/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Behaviorial sciences, Educational psychology
Keywords: Behaviorally based, Meeting system, Meetings, Prereferral, Program survival, School, Script, Survival, Teachers
Publication Number: 3289412
ISBN: 978-0-549-33681-5
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