Date of Award
Ed.D. in Education
Leadership and Counselor Education
Douglas R. Davis
This applied research study seeks to transform student behavior at a failing middle school. The need to improve behavior in order to improve academic achievement became evident after desegregating data and listening to community and staff members voice concerns. Using three intervention strategies, group counseling, teaching classroom management training, and pro-social activities, the program sought to decrease the number of discipline referrals written for a targeted group of students and students school-wide. Surveys, discipline data, and observations were used in the study. The findings reveal behavior can be improved when teacher efficacy is enriched, positive activities are provided, social-emotional learning is taught, and relationships are built.
Brett, Lindsay Carol, "Culture Clash: An Applied Research Study on Transforming Student Behavioral Culture in a Failing School" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1646.