BELAJAR DARI PERILAKU (Sebuah resensi terhadap buku berjudul: Learning from behavior: how to understand and help “challenging” children in school written by: James E. Levine)

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Zidniyati Zidniyati

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This writing is a review of a book entitled ‘Learning
from behavior: how to understand and help “challenging”
children in school. In the book written by James E. Levine
which was published in 2007 by Praeger Publisher, Westport,
London, explained about the connection between
understanding behavior of ‘challenging’ children in school and
developing creative interventions for changing it. This book is
based on an accumulation of many years of clinical practise,
observation, thinking, and discourse. It is intended to add to
the ongoing anaklogue about what will help children amid the
combined challenges of developmental, family, and cultural
change. The hope is that as it core, this book which is written
in 118 pages, will add another voice that augments James E.
Levine’s repertoire of best practices and, at the same time,
offers a new way to frame the discussion on child’s needs,
one that is based on the recognized importance of meaningful
relationships and an enhanced understanding of childhood
behavior. It is intended for a wide range of clinical
practitioners, especially those who work in school settings as
well as guidance staff, special educators, regular education
teachers, alternatives classroom staff, school administrators,
graduate students in the mental health disciplines, and
notably, parents who are invested in reflecting on the kinds of
behavioral and preventive strategies that can thoughtfully be
employed in the service of children’s needs everywhere,
included in Indonesia. In addition, Indonesia as a developing
country has lots in common cases with some countries from
which Levine took as examples of other developing countries
with their “challenging’ children’s setting. The deep
understanding of this book will offer lots of advantageous
contribution to people concerning in “challenging” children
and to policy makers in Indonesia as one of developing
country which has been running on to its inclusive educational
system amid the various problem to be solved.

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ZIDNIYATI, Zidniyati. BELAJAR DARI PERILAKU (Sebuah resensi terhadap buku berjudul: Learning from behavior: how to understand and help “challenging” children in school written by: James E. Levine). Ar-Risalah: Media Keislaman, Pendidikan dan Hukum Islam, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 92-105, apr. 2016. ISSN 2540-7783. Available at: <http://ejournal.iaiibrahimy.ac.id/index.php/arrisalah/article/view/56>. Date accessed: 26 aug. 2019.
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