1st Edition

Perspectives on Student Behaviour in Schools Exploring Theory and Developing Practice

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    The authors of this comprehensive text discuss the root causes of disruptive behaviour, tackle assessment issues and develop effective intervention strategies that will be of practical use to teachers and other educators. Whilst theorising behaviour management from a range of perspectives: psychodynamic, behavioural and socio-cultural, the authors remain firmly focused on practical issues of policy making, assessment and intervention, and address a wide range of related issues, such as:

    • policy in relation to behaviour in schools at local authority, national and international level
    • cultural concerns, race, gender, school discipline and exclusion
    • medical perspectives of topical interest such as ADHD, autism and diet
    • assessment at district, community, classroom and individual level, and how these underpin theory.

    This book will appeal to anyone for whom behaviour in schools is a key concern, such as student teachers, teacher educators, senior school managers and practising teachers undertaking further study in the field.

    Chapter 1: Understanding Inclusion and behaviour manaagement, Chapter 2: Everyday explanations: student or environment? Chapter 3: Societal understandings, Chapter 4: Cultural understandings of learning and behaviour, Chapter 5: Biological and medical explanations of behaviour, Chapter 6: Psychological understandings of behaviour, Chapter 7: Asessment of students' behaviour, Chapter 8: Working at individual level, Chapter 9: Working at class-wide level, Chapter 10: Addressing behaviour at school-wide level, Chapter 11: School, home and community working together, Chapter 12: Developing school policy


    Janice Wearmouth is senior lecturer in the faculty of Education and Language Studies at the Open University. She has previously published with RoutledgeFalmer, Hodder Arnold, Wiley and Fultons.
    Ted Glynn is Foundation Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Waikato, NZ.
    Mere Berryman manages the Ministry of Education Research and Development Centre (Special Education Group), which seeks to improve the quality of education for Maori students with behavioural problems.