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Teacher education: dilemmas and tensions for school staff working with pupils with EBD

Garner, P. (2012) Teacher education: dilemmas and tensions for school staff working with pupils with EBD. In: Cole, T., Daniels, H. and Visser, J. (eds.) Cole, Ted, Daniels, Harry and Visser, John The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. London: Routledge. pp. 330-339.

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Abstract: The initial training of teachers and others working in support of pupils who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) has remained a high-profile agenda item for decades and in many national settings. In part, it is the product of long-standing and deep-seated 'moral panic' regarding a perceived decline in standards of behaviour exhibited by young people in school (Turkington 1986), and the implication that this is linked to shortcomings in the way that teachers are trained in 'classroom management' (Phillips 1996). It also signals the contested position of such pupils in an era when 'educational inclusion' is the policy norm, and a continuing tendency for training relating to pupil behaviour to be delivered separately from other aspects of training (Powell and Tod 2004). Tensions and dilemmas are ultimately highlighted by the continuing struggle to establish meaningful training responses to the challenges posed by pupils with EBD.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers and administrators
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC3950 Exceptional children and youth. Special education > LC4801 Emotional and behavioral disorders
Creators: Garner, Philip
Editors: Cole, Ted, Daniels, Harry and Visser, John
Publisher: Routledge
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Special Education Needs and Inclusion
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Special Education Needs and Inclusion
Date: 16 August 2012
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 330-339
Title of Book: The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 364
Language: English
ISBN: 9780415584630
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/4998

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