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Richards, Laura C.; Heathfield, Lora Tuesday; Jenson, William R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Evidence-based classwide interventions have the potential to help a large number of students by preventing problem behaviors before they become a significant problem in the classroom. Results of a study examining the effectiveness of a classwide peer-modeling intervention package to improve students' on-task behavior in the classroom are…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Rewards, Classrooms
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Perdue, Neil H.; Manzeske, David P.; Estell, David B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
School engagement is an important theoretical and practical cornerstone to the promotion of school completion. The current study explores the influences of childhood peer relationships in the third grade predicting school engagement at Grade 5. Participants are among the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child…
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Health, Peer Relationship, Friendship
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Twemlow, Stuart W.; Biggs, Bridget K.; Nelson, Timothy D.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Fonagy, Peter; Twemlow, Stephen W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study evaluated the Gentle Warrior Program, a traditional martial arts-based intervention to reduce aggression in children, as it was implemented in three elementary schools. The sample consisted of 254 children in grades 3, 4, and 5 who participated in the Gentle Warrior Program as part of a larger school violence intervention. Results…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Schools, Violence, Bullying