Professor George Sugai, Center for Behavioral Education and Research Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Professor George Sugai is a world leader in positive behaviour support (PBS), a behaviour management system used to understand what maintains an individual's challenging behaviour, and establishing goals for change. For this presentation he outlines how PBS is just one part of prevention-based multi-tiered systems approach that can be used to support the academic and social behavioural goals of schools.
The emphasis will be on school-wide approaches that are linked to classroom behaviour management. Topics will include school climate, school discipline, primary prevention, social skills instruction, classroom behaviour management, and cultural diversity. Implications will be related general and special education, school leadership, in-service and pre-service educator preparation.
George Sugai presentation will be followed by the launch of Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dr Cathy Little, lecturer in Special Education, in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.
This lecture is part of the Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series which provides an opportunity to hear internationally renowned experts as they contribute to the debates and discussions in education, social work and social policy. Podcasts of previous events in the series are available on Soundcloud.