In the early 1980s there had been a marked increase in the application of behavioural methods in schools. However, much of this work was weak conceptually and limited in its remit. Behaviour analysis has more to offer education than ‘smarties’ and time-out.
Originally published in 1986, this collection of twenty papers, many of them experimental, serves to demonstrate the power of behaviour analysis in a wide variety of applications. The editors stress the importance of antecedent control, as well as consequence management strategies, and illustrate their relevance in solving problems in everyday situations at school and in the home. The Editors, whose own work is well represented in this collection, are acknowledged as leading researchers in this field.
Table of Contents
Introductory Preface. Section A: Methodology of Behaviour Analysis. Section B: Antecedent Control. Section C: Control of Social Behaviour by Its Consequences. Section D: Control of Academic Behaviour. Section E: Training Teachers and Parents to Use Behavioural Methods.