Educating Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties shows that it is possible for schools to provide inclusive education for children with social and emotional difficulties without jeopardising the well-being and progression of the children or compromising the academic standing of the school. Using a case-study approach, the importance of school leadership, organisational culture and classroom strategies for working with troubled individuals and their families is also emphasised. The authors also draw attention to the fact that teachers need to recognise and take account of the effect of the neighbourhood, family, educational history and their own viewpoints on a young child's emotional and social development.
'All teachers of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties will be able to empathise with the very clear, solution-focused approach described in this book. This is more than a 'tips for teachers' handbook. It encourages teachers to be reflective about the principles that inform practice, so developing and enhancing their practice still further.' - British Journal of Special Education
'A very readable and insightful book for all school staff. I felt it would be particulary helpful for developing inclusive and whole school approaches through allowing staff to reflect on their practice while at the same time providing practical strategies and ideas.' - Educational Psychology in Practice