by Beth Sulzer-Azaroff & G. Roy Mayer
Originally published as Achieving Educational Excellence: Using Behavioral Strategies in 1986, this book has been reprinted by the authors in response to current demand as three separate books, each with a particular focus. The original pages, chapter numbers, glossary, and index have been kept the same as the original text.
- The three books are:
Achieving Educational Excellence: Behavior Analysis for School Personnel
- Achieving Educational Excellence: Behavior Analysis for Improving Instruction
- Achieving Educational Excellence: Behavior Analysis for Achieving Classroom and Schoolwide Behavior Change
This book, Achieving Educational Excellence: Behavior Analysis for School Personnel, is a basic source of behavior analysis strategies for school personnel. It includes material particularly relevant to implementing comprehensive programs in behavior analysis, such as those required by the Hughes Bill in California. It includes chapters on (1) achieving educational excellence; (2) assessing behavior; (3) being accountable; (4) identifying and delivering behavioral consequences; (5) making reinforcement work; (6) control by antecedents: differential reinforcement; (7) applying principles of stimulus control; (8) instructional strategies: chaining and shaping; (9) reinforcing alternative behaviors: a constructive substitute for punishment; (11) extinction, response cost, and timeout; and (12) overcorrection, contingent effort, and other forms of punishment.