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Positive Behavior Interventions and Strategies has been a driving force in reshaping educator responses to student behavior and promoting equity since 1997. As a non-prescriptive initiative that varies across settings, implementation styles and effectiveness can also appear differently. In its overall aim to keep students out of the school-to-prison pipeline and promote positive behavior management techniques over punitive ones, PBIS has caused many educators to re-evaluate old attitudes about school discipline and learn new, more effective and equitable strategies to set students on the path to greater behavioral self-management and success. This action research encapsulates educator attitudes about PBIS on both macro and micro scales, and aims to summarize the positive and negative perceptions of the initiative while answering the research question “How has PBIS impacted educator practices?”
Community Building, Developmentally Appropriate Practice
O’Donnell, Charles, "Impacts of Positive Behavior Interventions and Strategies Programs on Educator Practices" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4497.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations