The Effect of Structured Learning Training on the Social Skills of At-Risk Black and Hispanic Males in the Sixth Grade
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Type of Work22 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Youth with social disabilities.
Sixth grade (Education)
Social skills in children -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Structured Learning Training on the social skills of at-risk Black and Hispanic males in the sixth grade. Using a posttest-only research design and a t test for independent samples, it was found that the students (n = 12) who participated in Structured Learning Training showed a greater increase in number of discipline referrals than the students (n = 12) who did not receive Structured Learning Training (t (22) = 2.36, p > .05). Students receiving Structured Learning Training also showed an increase in the severity of behaviors generating in the discipline referrals (t (22) = 2.31, p > .05). It was concluded that participation in Structured Learning Training did not result in fewer discipline referrals or referrals for less severe behaviors, but several positive effects of the intervention were noted. Major factors contributing to the results of the study are presented in the discussion section of this paper.