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NCJ Number: 136728 Find in a Library
Title: Teaching Philosophy to Reduce the Risk of Violent Behavior by Special Education Students (From Mainstreaming Retardation Delinquency, P 197-205, 1991, Richard S Greene, ed. -- See NCJ-136722)
Author(s): K M Heide; A J Mauser
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Technomic Publishing Co, Inc
Lancaster, PA 17604
Sale Source: Technomic Publishing Co, Inc
851 New Holland Avenue
Box 3535
Lancaster, PA 17604
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ongoing research at the International Center for the Study of Violence at the University of South Florida suggests that adolescent violence would be far less likely to occur if the school system emphasized the importance of student interactions with each other.
Abstract: The need for this focus seems to be greater among special education students because they are likely to experience more stressors in school than the average student and hence may be more at risk of violent and explosive behavior than other students. The Four R Philosophy (FRP) is suggested to help special education teachers build healthy self-concepts in their students. FRP is based on recognizing one another, respecting one another, reorienting oneself, and reinforcing one another. It can be expected to impact positively on students' self-concept and on their interactions with teachers and peers. The FRP model is most likely to be effective in eliminating factors associated with violent outbursts such as poor self-concept, devaluation by others, feelings of inferiority, isolation, and frustration. The implications of FRP for teachers, students, peers, school administrators, and parents are examined. 14 references, 1 table, and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Students; Violence prevention
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile self concept
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