Proceedings of The 2nd World Conference on Research in Social Sciences
Implementation of the School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Approach in 30 Greek primary schools
Theodore Goutas, Ioannis Trikkaliotis, Petros Kliapis, Athanasios Gregoriadis, Nikolaos Tsigilis, Argyris Theodosiou, Vasilis Grammatikopoulos
The School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) approach is a three-tier school-wide framework to create a safe and positive school climate, to promote student socio-emotional competencies and teacher effectiveness. The implementation of SWPBIS is related to positive outcomes such as a decrease of students’ behavioral problems. SWPBIS was introduced in Greece for the first time in 2019 as part of the Erasmus+ KA3 project titled: “Building School-Wide Inclusive, Positive and Equitable Learning Environments Through A Systems-Change Approach (SWPBIS)”. The purpose of this study is to describe SWPBIS’s Tier 1 eight core features and to describe the training/coaching procedure of the school leadership teams. In addition, this study discusses how teachers addressed the various challenges they faced during the project’s implementation in 30 Greek primary schools. Finally, recommendations for future practices are offered based on the acquired experience.
Keywords: Positive behavior, school-wide interventions, in-service training, coaching.