The 2009 PPTA conference paper 80, 15, 5 percent: What we know; what they need…provides a detailed look at the issue of challenging learning behaviours in secondary schools.
Programmes that have been proven to be effective are what is needed; programmes that do not work should be dropped. There is evidence about individual interventions that work best with children at different ages. There are school-based programmes that have shown evidence of effectiveness. These need to be looked at, committed to and applied. Research-approved programmes are neither easy to monitor nor quick to implement, and the ultimate test for effectiveness –randomised controlled trials – is seldom achieved in New Zealand.
International evidence suggests that even the most effective in-school behaviour programme is likely to result in a 30–40% decrease in behaviour problems. No programme will be 100% successful.
Download 80,15,5 percent PPTA Annual Conference paper 2009