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Searching for an answer: A qualitative textual analysis of school behavior interventions.

Lane, Anita Mae
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) Dissertation. Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University of Okalahoma.

Violence among America’s youth, both in schools and in their surrounding
communities, has become a serious concern as a public health issue with physical,
economic, social, and psychological consequences (Cooper, Faccia, Hepworth, &
Lutenbacher, 2003). School districts are now required to provide safe learning
environments under the guidelines of the NCLB (Greenberg, 2004). The programs
available to assist school districts in combating this aggressive behavior can be costly
and often times ineffective for long term results. The purpose of this qualitative mega-analysis is threefold. The first purpose is
to identify the intervention methods used most often as prevention and/or repair
strategies for aggressive behavior among school-age students by analyzing prior
quantitative research on the topic. The second purpose is to create a qualitative megaanalysis
of behavior intervention strategies that is easier to understand for teachers and
school districts while adding to current research in the field. The third and final purpose
is to help schools minimize costs and give them the tools needed to identify their
greatest school and/or district need, detect common situations, and solve their own
problems. (author’s abstract)


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