Implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) for Early Identification and Prevention of Problem Behaviors in Turkey
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Teachers are trying to cope with many problem behaviors of children in school. Children show different problem in different level of school. For instance, some high school students tend to abandon the school but some middle school students do absenteeism the school and some early childhood students reluctant about going to school. In addition to these, especially children who are between three and eight usually don't want to share toys, follow the rules and don't want to do their own responsibilities. This situation pushes the researchers, educators, specialists and politicians seek for evidence-based, socially and developmentally appropriate, and sustainable interventions to prevent the problem behaviors through the changes in school contexts. Positive behavior interventions and supports is one of the effective evidence-based and reliable intervention in terms of dealing with problem behaviors. The purpose of this study is to discuss the implementation of SWPBIS in early childhood education in Turkey. We sought to answer the following questions: "What is SWPBIS? and what are the key features of early childhood education system and settings in Turkey"?