Journal of Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children 1977; 5(1)
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Behaviour Modification in Educational Settings: A Guide for Teachers. A. MacMillan and I. Kolvin. Journal of Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children. Vol. 5, no. 1, Autumn 1977.
Teacher have used praise, stars, concrete rewards and withdrawal of approval as methods of incentive and discipline for many years but it is only in the last decade or so with the growth of behaviour modification that these methods have been supplied with a systematic framework. Behaviour modification has provided a set of rational and empirically-based procedures which not only give the teacher a critical role in the treatment of problem children, but also have clear preventive implications for disturbed behaviour in the classroom.