Challenging Behaviour in Schools
Teacher support, practical techniques and policy development
Edited by Peter Gray, Andy Miller, Jim Noakes
Routledge – 1994 – 282 pages
Difficult pupil behaviour can reflect and exacerbate stresses within a school, increasing the potential for conflicts among teachers, parents and support staff. The need to acknowledge and overcome this in practice is fully recognised and is a central challenge addressed by this book.
Challenging Behaviour in Schools describes effective practical approaches that have been developed by schools and support services. It contains chapters on behaviour support in mainstream primary and secondary schools, the organisation of support services and also looks at the ways parents and schools can work together. Other chapters outline whole school approaches to building better behaviour, as well as specific techniques.
Challenging Behaviour in Schools will be of direct, practical value to all teachers, senior staff, special needs coordinators and governors in schools, educational psychologists, support teachers and all those involved in policy and planning.
List of Illustrations. Notes on Contributors. Challenging Behaviour in Schools: An Introduction. Supporting Effective Responses to Challenging Behaviour: From Theory to Practice. Part I: Schools, Parents and Support Services. Section A Schools and Support Services. Section B Schools and Parents. Section C Organising Support Services. Part II: Methods for Improving Pupil Behaviour: Whole-school Approaches and Specific Techniques. Author Index. Subject INdex.
Peter Gray is Principle Educational Psychologist for Nottinghamshire, and has been the editor of the journal Educational and Child Psychology. Andy Miller is Course Director in Educational Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Jim Noakes is Headteacher of the Northern Area Education Support Service, Warwickshire.