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Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching

3rd Edition

By Julie S. Vargas


340 pages | 69 B/W Illus.

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Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching is a clear, comprehensive book on the integration of non-aversive behavior analysis principles into classrooms and other school settings. Carefully revised and updated throughout, this third edition includes new content on precision teaching and a new chapter on how teachers can provide appropriate education for students with special disabilities who are included in their classrooms. Focused on merging behavior management with effective student instruction and illustrated with examples from real teachers’ experiences, the book is an ideal primary resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, special education, school psychology, and school counseling, as well as for preparation toward the BACB Credentialing Exam.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Adding Science to the Art of Teaching. Chapter 2: Finding the "Causes" of Behavior. Chapter 3: How We Learn. Chapter 4: Decreasing Behavior. Chapter 5: Setting Goals to Improve Achievement. Chapter 6: Improving Sensitivity to Progress: Recording and Graphing. Chapter 7: Teaching Basic Skills to Mastery with Precision Teaching. Chapter 8: Shaping New Behavior: Selection by Postcedents. Chapter 9: The Roles of Antecedents in Teaching Concepts and Understanding. Chapter 10: Verbal Behavior: Teaching Language Skills. Chapter 11: Inclusion. Chapter 12: Beyond Testing: Reaching the Ultimate Goals of Education.

About the Author

Julie S. Vargas is President of the B. F. Skinner Foundation. A former third- and fourth-grade teacher, she became Professor of Educational Psychology at West Virginia University, USA. There she taught undergraduate education majors and practicing teachers for over 30 years. She is a past president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and one of the founding editors of The Behavior Analyst.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Special Education / General