Where to from here: the readiness, sustainability, and scale of school-wide positive behaviour support implementation

Shiralee Poed, Russell Fox, Jennifer Payne

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This handbook has introduced how School-wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is being implemented in Australian education settings. As the scale of adoption of this ecosystem grows, so too does the challenge of ensuring it is being implemented with fidelity. This chapter explores the core features that are essential for the sustainable implementation of SWPBS. For those who work in settings where SWPBS is not being implemented, this chapter proposes steps to determine the readiness for adopting and installing it. For those who work in a district, regional, or state role supporting one or more schools to implement SWPBS, the authors discuss effective leadership and coaching practices to support its durable implementation, and how to scale (or expand) its application across educational settings. They conclude by offering lessons from the adoption of SWPBS to date, with areas identified for future research to enhance the readiness, sustainability, and scale of its implementation in, and across, Australian educational settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool-Wide Positive Behaviour Support
Subtitle of host publicationThe Australian Handbook
EditorsKatrina Barker, Shiralee Poed, Phillip Whitefield
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Pages189 - 206
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781003186236
ISBN (Print)9781032030128, 9781032030111
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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