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Pushed to the edge: Inclusion and behaviour support in schools

Val Gillies

Abstract

Schools have long struggled to embrace diversity while also responding to the pressure to improve discipline standards and attainment. This book takes a critical and empirically grounded look at how such concerns are increasingly being managed through the use of onsite ‘behaviour support units’. Commonly administered through pastoral support services these self-contained centres are located on school premises and enable difficult pupils to be removed from mainstream classrooms for extended periods without recourse to official exclusion channels. Despite a general acknowledgment that such units ... More

Keywords: schools, exclusion, behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447317463
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447317463.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Val Gillies, author