Understanding Behaviour 14 +

Duckworth, Vicky, Flanagan, Karen, McCormack, Karen and Tummons, Jonathan (2012) Understanding Behaviour 14 +. Open University Press, Maidenhead. ISBN 9780335237890

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Abstract

Dealing with challenging behaviour is a fundamental concern of all trainee teachers and even more so for those who are training to work with pupils' age 14+, whether within a secondary school context or post-compulsory college context. This book will equip the practitioner with the skills required to implement change within problematic relationships and environments, and to explore a range of possible reasons as to `why students behave in the way they do'. Understanding Behaviour 14+ challenges existing paradigms in order to break down barriers; substituting and encouraging professional responsibility for promoting positive relationships rather than the passive acceptance of unwanted behaviours, or a reliance on a culture of `blame'. Key features of the book include: • A brief and effective solution-focused approach • Challenging existing paradigms • Consideration of the process of reflection and evaluation • Effective approaches to providing an inclusive classroom This essentially moves away from thinking about difficult or `bad' students and towards thinking about difficult relationships or environments. This process of change allows the practitioner to reflect in a far more constructive and objective manner, also allowing the practitioner to acknowledge their own feelings in this process.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 15:24
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5244

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