Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

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Positive Behaviour for Learning School-wide (PB4L School-wide) is the New Zealand version of a proven international initiative called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It offers primary, intermediate, and secondary schools a way of building a consistent and positive school-wide climate to support learning.

These reports present the findings from a three phased evaluation of PB4L School-wide. The first report outlines preliminary findings including the implementation of PB4L School-wide, the second report presents case studies from seven schools participating in the programme, and the third and final report summarises the findings from the final phase of the evaluation.

Author(s): New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: Various

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