BEST in CLASS is informed by behavioral, transactional, and bioecological theories of development. BEST in CLASS is unique in that the focus is on teachers’ instrumental use of antecedent and consequent strategies to promote children’s desirable behavior and learning and positive reciprocal teacher-child interactions, which are embedded within classrooms, schools, and home systems.
- Behavioral theory (Skinner, 1954)
- Transactional theory (Sameroff, 1995)
- Bioecological theory (Bronfenbrenner, 2005)