This qualitative study examined how a peer teacher implemented, evaluated, and modified a life-skill centered token economy (LSCTE) model. The LSCTE is a hybrid of various components of token economy models that I have researched and observed. It is a classroom management model designed to help students participate in various roles/jobs that prepare them for community involvement and employment by giving them simulated experiences within a micro-society in the classroom. A peer teacher volunteered to implement the LSCTE. The findings demonstrated the participant's success with teaching children responsibility and accountability. Some of the benefits of the model reported by the participant included a well managed and less stressful classroom, which brought her both personal satisfaction and parental praise. The thesis concludes with recommendations and further studies for the LSCTE.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Teacher Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bellak, Joseph Fredrick, "Implementation of a Life-Skill Centered Token Economy: The Experience of a Peer Teacher" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 740.
Qualitative, peer teacher, implement, life-skill centered token economy, token economy, model, classroom management, micro-society, life-skills, employment