Graduation Date

Summer 2020

Document Type



Master of Arts degree with a major in Education

Committee Chair Name

Dr. David Ellerd

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Dr. Sharon Joy Ng

Second Committee Member Affiliation

Community Member or Outside Professional

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This study explored extreme behaviors and violent outburst in kindergarten classrooms and the affect they had on other students as observed by their teachers. A mixed methods study design was used, and included a survey and interviews. Quantitative data was collected to understand what teachers are experiencing as a group, and qualitative data expanded on those experiences. The data revealed the variety of extreme behaviors exhibited by some students, and the ways other students and staff both in the classroom and at the school site are affected by them. One of the primary findings is that a lot of time is spent on classroom evacuations and various class activities after an extreme behavior event, which takes away from instructional time.

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