Verantwortlich

Prof. Dr. Joachim Bröcher

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+49 461 805 2686
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+49 461 805 2670
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Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 209

Laufzeit

01.01.2012 - 30.06.2014

Institution der EUF

Abteilung Pädagogik und Didaktik zur Förderung der emotionalen und sozialen Entwicklung

Finanzierung

Eigenmittel und Landesmittel Schleswig-Holstein


The “Training Room Program” in German Schools: A critical Program Evaluation

Since 2003, the `Training Room´ Program (TRP), a time-out model that is based on the American `Responsible Thinking Process´ (RTP), has become established in German schools in response to students’ increasingly challenging learning and social behavior. School administrators and academics alike recommend the implementation of the TRP as part of their efforts to conform to the UN convention in order to ensure the success of inclusive schooling for students with emotional and social needs. But in doing so, formal inclusion and temporary exclusion within the school become interconnected. The results yielded by this program evaluation show that there is to date no convincing empirical evidence as to the effectiveness of the TRP. On the contrary, the data indicate that the TRP actually has a negative impact on teaching and learning processes and on the culture of the school as a whole.

Stichworte

Training Room Program, Evaluation, Forschung