Implementing Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Through High School
Edited By Chun Zhang, Carlos McCray and Su-Je Cho
About the Authors
Tachelle Banks, PhD, is an associate professor of Special Education, Department of Teacher Education, Cleveland State University. Dr. Banks conducts research primarily in emotional behavior disorders and cognitive behavior interventions in multicultural/urban contexts. She focuses on the development of emotional competence in children and youth, particularly those identified as having emotional behavior disorders. Her other studies have addressed implementing preventative mental health curriculum and instruction in urban educational settings and examining the initial commitment of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) teachers in special education. Currently, her research focuses on the role that culture and ethnicity play in emotional competency development and instruction. Banks is executive managing editor of Multicultural Learning and Teaching, a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed international journal devoted to the education of people with diverse multicultural life experiences and backgrounds. Dr. Banks is the author of more than 25 publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences advancing her commitment to bridging the gap between special education research and practice.
Floyd D. Beachum, PhD, is the Bennett Professor of Urban School Leadership at Lehigh University. He is also an associate professor and program director for the Educational Leadership program in the College of Education. He received his doctorate in Leadership Studies from Bowling Green State University with an emphasis in Educational Administration. He also holds a master’s in education and a bachelor of science in social studies education from Alabama State University. He has a total of 18 years in education (K–12 and...
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