Partnership with students, involving them more in decisions which effect their education, can improve both motivation and behaviour. This is recognised by recent legislation, notably the Code of Practice for special needs.
The contributions in this collection first consider issues such as empowerment and sources for learning and behaviour difficulties. The central sections, written by respected experts, look at different kinds of partnership and how they can be used, including peer tutoring, counselling, contracts, class-based support, self- monitoring and a range of whole school approaches.
'Jones and Charlton in this excellent volume of carefully linked chapters emphasise the importance of creating a climate for learning in which both teachers and pupils work together in an atmosphere of trust and with a shared purpose which promotes learning and self-esteem … few have gone so far in the provision of practical advice on ways in which we may move forward effectively to achieve a coherent system for the management of learning and behaviour.' - British Journal of Special Education
'Jones and Charlton have achieved a balance between argument and practicality which warrants the attention of teachers in all schools.' - British Journal of Special Education
'It seems that this is one of the first books I have seen which acknowledges that one of the best ways to overcome some of the main behavioural difficulties within the classroom is for a better relationship to be established between the child and the teacher.''Great book. I congratulate the authors for putting their insight into a book which is a must for those working with vulnerable children….[ it ]is so reader friendly…' - Caroline Hensby, Adders Organisation