Preventing Classroom Disruption (RLE Edu O)

Policy, Practice and Evaluation in Urban Schools

By David Coulby, Tim Harper

© 2012 – Routledge

204 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415750639
pub: 2014-03-25
US Dollars$54.95
Hardback: 9780415682626
pub: 2011-12-08
US Dollars$155.00

About the Book

There has always been considerable debate about the best solutions to deal with disruptive behaviour in schools. On the one hand is the strategy of segregating disruptive pupils while on the other is a commitment to keeping such pupils in the ordinary school.

This book advocates the latter philosophy and examines the best ways of coping with the problem. These concern both teacher skills and school organisational flexibility. In addition, the authors propose the provision of a support team whereby local authorities can help schools, teachers and children with problems of disruption without setting up ‘sin-bins’. Change is thus shown to be possible at three levels – teachers, headteachers and local authorities. Detailed illustrative case material is presented throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1 The Concept of Classroom Disruption. 2 A Model of Work of a School Support Team. 3 Evaluation of the Work of the Support Unit: Methods, Outcomes and Processes 4 Classroom Practice 5 School Organisation 6 The Role and Function of Support Services in a Local Education Authority 7 The Challenge of Disruptive Behaviour. References. Appendix. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education

Routledge Library Editions: Education consists of 244 volumes by some of the greatest educationalists, teaching professionals and policy makers of the twentieth century. The volumes are available in a set; in mini-sets themed by sub-discipline; or individually, in your choice of print or ebook.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Evaluation
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education