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The Behaviourist in the Classroom

1st Edition

Edited by Kevin Wheldall


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In the decade preceeding the original publication of this book the discipline of behaviour analysis was becoming increasingly influential in educational circles, but many of the practices we now take for granted were still being pioneered. This book considers the place of behaviour analysis in education and describes work on behavioural classroom management in British schools. Four further chapters consider the behavioural approach to teaching in both primary and secondary schools in terms of tutoring at home and for use with emotionally disturbed children. The book concludes with chapters on the role of theory in and an ethical appraisal of behavioural methods.


‘Here at last, is the book we have been waiting for, an introduction to educational psychology which links theory to practice…This is a book for teachers as well as students, well written and well organized…Complex matters are set out clearly, using examples effectively.’ Forum

‘Mr Stones goes out of his way to bring out the relevance of the experimental study of learning in the practice of teaching.’ Educational Review

Table of Contents

1 The Behaviourist in the Classroom: Revisited. Kevin Wheldall. 2 British Teachers and the Behavioural Approach to Teaching Frank Merrett and Kevin Wheldall. 3 Behavioural Approaches in the Secondary School Eddie McNamara. 4 More Power to the Parents: Behavioral Approaches to Remedial Tutoring at Home Ted Glynn. 5 The Teacher-Child Interaction Project (TCIP): Implementing Behavioural Programmes with Troublesome Individual Children in the Primary School Michael Berger, William Yule and Veronica Wigley. 6 The Behavioral Approach at Chelfham Mill School for Emotionally Disturbed Boys Roger Burland 7 Training Teachers to Use the Behavioural Approach to Classroom Management: The Development of BATPACK Kevin Wheldall and Frank Merrett 8 Behaviour Modification: Towards an Ethical Appraisal Robert Dearden 9 Explanations and the Behavioural Approach in Teaching Nigel Hastings and Joshua Schwieso.

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EDUCATION / Educational Psychology