Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Andrew R. Brulle


Teachers are presented with the task of classroom behavior management day after day. Teachers must have a broad repertoire of strategies for controlling behaviors they deem undesirable. The purpose of this study is to investigate teacher reported strategies for increasing or decreasing behaviors. It is the intent of this study to present these strategies to others for the purpose of increasing their repertoire and possibly aiding in classroom behavior management. The procedure for determining the strategies that the public school teachers say they use with given behaviors was a survey. This survey was piloted on public school teachers in Mattoon, Illinois. The survey was distributed to teachers through their school mailboxes. The subjects for this study were public school teachers, grades one through six including Special Education, from schools in Clark County, Illinois. The number of subjects that the survey was distributed to was 80. Analysis of the data includes a frequency count and crosstabulations. These analyses are intended to show if there is a difference in the type of strategies chosen between grades and sex, and, if there is a difference, if the difference is significant.

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