Urban Teacher Perceptions of Behavior Intervention Planning: A Collective Case Study

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Psychology and Special Education

Date of Award

Fall 2014


The purpose of this study is to gain insight into teachers' perceptions of behavior intervention planning. This study attempts to bring further clarity to the benefits and problems affecting best practices with respect to teacher administered positive behavioral supports for students demonstrating inappropriate behaviors. This study used a qualitative collective case study design. Some participants reported positive associations with behavior support strategies; while, others reported using punitive strategies lacking a research base. Implications for practice and future research directions are indicated.


Brittany L. Hott

Subject Categories

Education | Special Education and Teaching