Liberian child soldiers exchanged weapons for tuition under a postwar amnesty. These at-risk students often engage in disruptive classroom behavior. With government- and NGO- sponsored training in research-based positive behavior management strategies, Liberian teachers decreased rates of challenging behavior, optimized student learning, and fostered emotional health.
I'm very happy to announce that Heather Hatton and I will present "Positive Behavior Supporting: Training and Implementation in Postwar Liberia" at the 2012 NOSC Conference in Tuscaloosa, October 1-3. Heather will present her research using observational data gathering protocols to identify, diagnose, and support dysfunctional classrooms. I'll present my experiences using Positive Behavior Support in postwar Liberia.