The Behavioural Approach to Teaching Package (BATPACK): Evolution and Evaluation

Kevin Wheldall, Frank Merrett

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The development of an in-service teacher training package is described which has the aim of training primary and middle school teachers to use behavioural methods of classroom management. It is shown how the package evolved from the programme of experimental behavioural research carried out by the authors in schools over the last ten years. Emphasis is placed on the on-going evaluations of successive versions of the package. The package was continually revised until it could meet the criterion of bringing about measurable changes in observed teacher behaviour and in the behaviour of primary and middle school classes. Experimental findings supporting its effectiveness are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-23
Number of pages19
JournalScandinavian Journal of Behaviour Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes


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